Who said that? Dems and GOP display dizzying shift on Medicare rhetoric: Page 6 of 10

Life or death (part 2)

THEN

altSen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), Dec. 1, 2009

“I have a message for you: you’re going to die soon … When you restrict the ability of the primary care givers int his country to do what is best for their senior patients, what you are doing is limiting their life expectancy."

NOW

Coburn, May 26, 2011

"The facts are the following, the politicians want to use medicare as a tactic to scare people into not doing what we as a nation are ultimately going to do anyway. we will have to fix medicare. and we can fix it in a way that assures every senior who absolutely needs the help of medicare and is dependent on medicare that they will have that healthcare. and anybody who says anything other than that, they either care a whole lot more about themselves and their political career or they're absolutely dishonest."


THEN & NOW:

The effects of reform | On rationing | Electoral consequences
Life or death (part 1) | Life or death (part 2) | "Granny"
Scare tactics | Asking for civility | "Grown up" solutions


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