HCAN Slams Coburn Over ‘Die Sooner’ Remark

Health Care For America Now ripped into Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) for his claim that the Democratic health care bill before the Senate will cause seniors to “die sooner.” HCAN executive director Richard Kirsch called the statement “a measure of the Republican party’s fear mongering” before taking aim at Coburn, who is an M.D.

“The truth is that the Senate health care bill will lower Medicare drug prices for seniors, enhance prevention, stop insurance company overcharges, and strengthen the Medicare trust fund,” Kirsch said, “As a medical professional, Senator Coburn should know better than to lie to people who’ve instilled their trust in him and his alleged expertise.”