Sarah Palin Is Back on the Death Panels

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Sarah Palin is at it again.


Despite her argument about "death panels"--Palin's grossly inaccurate description of a health-care-reform provision concerning information sessions on end-of-life care for Medicare patients--being named 2009's "Lie of the Year" by PolitiFact, Palin has once again defended her statement, this time in an interview with Newsmax that appeared online today.

Here's what Palin had to say about the "death panels":

I personally spoke a lot about the rationing of care that was going to be a part of Obamacare, and, you know, I was about laughed out of town for bringing to light what I call death panels, because there's going to be faceless bureaucrats who will--based on cost analysis and some subjective idea on somebody's level of productivity in life--somebody is going to call the shots as to whether your loved one will be able to receive health care or not. To me, death panel. I called it like I saw it, and people didn't like it.


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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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