Government “death panels” will decide who deserves health care benefits.
Fact: “Death panels” don’t exist.
“Death panels” were named as the “Lie of the Year” by Politifact.com, a site run by the St. Petersburg Times. Death panels never were and never will be a part of any health care reform effort. They simply don’t exist. According to Politifact, “Of all the falsehoods and distortions in the political discourse this year, one stood out from the rest... that the government would set up boards to determine whether seniors and the disabled were worthy of care.”
Source: "PolitiFact's Lie of the Year: 'Death panels,'" Politifact, December 18, 2009.