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'Death Panels' Attack Revived By Republicans

01/27/2011 05:15 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Well, that didn't take long.

No sooner did the Republicans revive their crusade against Democratic health care reform than the law's biggest boogeyman made a comeback as well. With the Senate unlikely to take up the repeal bill that passed the House last week any time soon, the GOP has started going after individual parts of the legislation. Among the first targets is a little-known provision creating an independent Medicare panel whose purpose, Republican critics insist, is to ration care and could speed patients to an early death--in other words, the 2011 incarnation of Sarah Palin's "death panels."

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