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Death Panels Reemerge During Bilirakis ACA Town Hall

U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis.
Daylina Miller/WUSF News
U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis.

U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis got another earful Saturday during the second of his “listening sessions,” hearing from advocates on both sides of the Obamacare issue.

More than 300 people came out to the West Pasco County government center for Bilirakis' forum on health care reform, the Tampa Bay Times reported. And the biggest noise came when the secretary of the Pasco Republican Executive Committee said the contained a provision for death panels, which ranked as its Lie of the Year in 2009.

Bill Akins, 63, of Hudson, elicited howls from the pro-ACA crowd with his comments about death panels, according to the Times.

He was answered with calls of: "You lie! You're lying!" the Times reported.

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