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Sarah Palin Revives 'Death Panels' Lie About Obamacare (Video)

| by Michael Allen
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Former half-term Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has revived her debunked lie that Obamacare contains "death panels."

Palin's "death panels" claim was named "lie of the year" by Politifact.com in 2009, which her "Sarah Pac" organization proudly mentions in a new video (below) posted on YouTube.

The video falsely claims that DNC chairman Howard Dean agrees with Palin on the "death panels," which he has never stated, even though Fox News reported that he was in agreement with her.

Dean, who has always supported universal health care, has been critical of the Independent Payment Advisory Board in Obamacare, but has never claimed there are "death panels" in Obamacare.

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In her video, Palin also tries to link Sarah Murnaghan, a ten-year-old girl who needed a lung transplant, to the scary future of Obamacare, which will provide health coverage for an estimated 30 million uninsured Americans.

Oddly, Palin makes no mention (in the video) of people who were actually denied health coverage by health insurance companies and died from their diseases.

Palin, like many Tea Party Republicans, has called for shutting down the U.S. government on Sept. 30 in order to defund Obamacare, which Americans will be able to sign up for on Oct. 1.

In a Facebook post on Monday, Palin wrote: "Enough of this foreign fiasco distraction. Get back to work. It is time to bomb Obamacare."

Apparently the "foreign fiasco distraction" that Palin was referring to were the deaths of hundreds of Syrians reportedly gassed by the Syrian government.

Sources: Facebook, YouTube, Politifact.com