Palin Revisits ‘Death Panel’ Claims
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin renews her allegations that the health law creates death panels.
Los Angeles Times: Sarah Palin's 'Death Panel' Claim Rises From The Grave
It worked so well in 2009 as a way of marshaling opposition to President Obama's healthcare reform law that Sarah Palin has revived her widely debunked claim that the law will create "death panels" to determine which citizens are worthy of healthcare (Abcarian, 6/25).
The Hill: Palin Revives 'Death Panels' Claim Ahead Of Supreme Court Decision
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Monday revived her inflammatory accusation that President Obama's healthcare law creates "death panels." Palin used her Facebook page to capitalize on the publicity surrounding the Supreme Court's upcoming healthcare decision. She said she wanted to take the opportunity to stand by comments in a 2009 Facebook post that touched off a firestorm of controversy. "I stand by everything I wrote in that warning to my fellow Americans because what was true then is true now, and it will remain true as we hear what the Supreme Court has to say," Palin said in Monday's post (Baker, 6/25).
Politico Pro: Palin Revives 'Death Panel' Message
Three years after Sarah Palin boiled up the rage in the health care debate with "death panel" remarks, the former GOP vice presidential candidate is proudly sticking by her claim in a Facebook post Monday afternoon. Palin charged in a August 2009 Facebook post that the Democrats' health care bill would empower a "death panel" of government bureaucrats who can decide who lives or dies. The 2009 claim earned Palin Politifact's "Lie of the Year," but she said today that the president's health care law's Independent Payment Advisory Board makes life-or-death decisions (Millman, 6/25).