Coburn Supports Palin And Grassley, Says Dems Plan To Limit Care

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) is now backing up Sarah Palin’s “death panel” line and Chuck Grassley’s assertion that the Democrats would “pull the plug on grandma,” citing as proof that the Democrats shot down an amendment he’d offered for an absolute prohibition on rationing based on comparative effectiveness research:

“Their plan — they’re not gonna speak it, because they know if they speak it, it’ll never pass — their plan is to control costs by limiting options,” said Coburn. “That’s how England controls costs, that’s how Canada controls costs. They give you access to a waiting line. And unfortunately, tons of people die every year.”