Worth Repeating

Sarah Palin:

The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s “death panel” so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their “level of productivity in society,” whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil.

Publius counters, “It’s evil, alright”:

It’s goes without saying that this statement is an outright demonstrable lie.  And it’s coming from a former candidate for Vice President of the United States.

But that said, Palin is sort of right on one point — there are people who weigh whether children like Trig are worthy of insurance.  They’re called insurance companies, and they have decided that these children are not in fact worthy of coverage.  That’s because Down Syndrome is a “pre-existing condition.

From a post at Obsidian Wings, August 7, 2009

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