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death panel Explained

death panel at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
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Etymology

First used in a 2009 Facebook note by U.S. politician Category: w - :Sarah Palin|Sarah Palin: "... my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Category: w - :Barack Obama|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."

Noun

Inter: en-noun » head=death panel
  • Inter: US » derogatory A supposed government committee responsible for choosing which patients receive healthcare, ostensibly withholding life-saving treatment from the some, in order to reduce costs.Inter: cite web » url=http://www.americandialect.org/2009-Word-of-the-Year-PRESS-RELEASE.pdf |title='Tweet' 2009 Word of the Year, 'Google' Word of the Decade, as voted by American Dialect Society |date=January 8, 2010 |publisher=American Dialect Society |accessdate=October 8, 2010

    See also

    * Palinism
  • Category: Appendix:American Dialect Society most outrageous words of the year -

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