The White House has deployed Vice President Joe Biden again on health care, this time to blast what he says are "distortions" on Medicare.
In a new Web video
at WhiteHouse.gov, Biden says
he's spent his career fighting for Medicare.
He says health care critics are using "malarkey" and scare tactics, and even mention's Sen. Tom Coburn's "die sooner
" health care remarks
on the Senate floor.
"We're not raiding Medicare," Biden says in the nearly 5-minute long video, which you can watch after the jump.
The White House says the video is an attempt to explain to seniors how the bill being debated on Capitol Hill will "strengthen and preserve Medicare and provide benefits for seniors."