Howard Dean admits Sarah Palin was right on ‘death panels’

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin can finally say “I told you so.” Critics of her claim that Obamacare would have death panels decide who would receive treatment are beginning to admit she was right.

Sean Hannity asked Palin on Tuesday about one former critic, ex-Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean, who recently said an advisory board will be serving the purpose of rationing healthcare services.

Dean’s admission appeared in a Wall Street Journal op-ed on Sunday:

One major problem is the so-called Independent Payment Advisory Board. The IPAB is essentially a health-care rationing body. By setting doctor reimbursement rates for Medicare and determining which procedures and drugs will be covered and at what price, the IPAB will be able to stop certain treatments its members do not favor by simply setting rates to levels where no doctor or hospital will perform them.

“I haven’t read his op-ed,” Palin said. “I haven’t wasted my time on it because I think that I, and others, wasted too much time listening to the liberal pundits a few years ago when they said that was the ‘biggest lie of the year,’ my claim that death panels were a part of Obamacare, and the rationing of heathcare services.”

Hannity said this is just another reminder of how the president misled the American people to get Obamacare passed.

“I guess I can say that I graciously appreciate Howard Dean acknowledging it, finally,” Palin said.

Watch the “Hannity” segment here:


Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek has been a political consultant handling public affairs, political campaigns and PAC management for nearly 20 years.

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