Rep. Ted Poe to hold health care town hall at funeral home.

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Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) has announced that he “will hold a health care town hall at Brookside Funeral Home on Saturday, Aug. 22 at 10 a.m.” The awkward venue selection would seem to suggest that Poe may be interested in furthering the right-wing’s falsedeath panels” talking point. Late last month, before Congress recessed for August, Poe delivered a speech on the House floor arguing that “when government runs health care, senior citizens are sometimes refused treatment because of their age.” He continued his fear-mongering:

Government-run health care lets bureaucrats decide who receives rationed care and who doesn’t, who lives and who just dies.

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