Coburn: Democrats’ Health Care Plan Will Make Seniors ‘Die Sooner’

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December 1, 2009 7:59 a.m.

Remember how there was that big row when Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) said the Republican health care plan amounted to ‘don’t get sick, and if you do, die quickly’? Demands for apologies, etc? Well, Republicans may have a new Alan Grayson of their own: Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK)

“If it doesn’t raise costs, and we’re truly going to take this money from Medicare, what it’s going to do to our seniors is, I have a message for you: ‘You’re gonna die sooner.'”

It’s hard to see how this allegation is any different than Grayson’s. Let’s see if it becomes the media’s (and the Democrats’) main point of interest for the rest of the week.

Late Update: One senior Senate Democratic aide told us: “His insights on health care are about as helpful as his marital advice to Senator Ensign.”

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