Gingrich Brings Death Panels Back to Life
October 12, 2011

Newt Gingrich on Tuesday night brought “death panels” back to life, arguing that critics had unfairly maligned Sarah Palin (among others) for suggesting the panels were part of the Affordable Care Act. As proof, he cited some medical news from last week: The finding, by the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force, that routine testing of prostate cancer in older men is a bad idea. Since the federal government will use that recommendation as one basis for determining what benefits all insurers must cover, once the Affordable Care Act is in place, Gingrich said the most recent U.S.