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Truth Be Damned: Palin Revives 'Death Panels' Claim

Sarah Palin Revives ‘Death Panels’ Claim

Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate in 2008, revived her outrageous claim that President Barack Obama’s health-care law, the Affordable Care Act, includes a provision for “death panels.”

Palin made the comment in a Facebook post on Tuesday in anticipation of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the constitutionality of the health-care law. Palin first uttered her “death panels” claim after the Obama administration made its proposal for comprehensive health care in 2009.

“Though I was called a liar for calling it like it is,” Palin said in her post, “many of these accusers finally saw that Obamacare did in fact create a panel of faceless bureaucrats who have the power to make life and death decisions about health care funding”

Palin was indeed called a “liar” three years ago because what she said was as maliciously reckless as it was maliciously false. The fact-checking Web site, PolitiFact.com, later recognized Palin’s “death panels” statement as its lie of the year.