Former Surgeon General C. Everett Coop Warns About the Health Care Bill Before Congress in New Ad

93 year old C. Everett Coop

"The Administration promised transparent deliberation"
Koop: "I'm 93, and thank God for every year, I'm here with 2 artificial joints, 2 pacemakers to keep my heart in rhythm as well as a stent to keep my coronaries open, seniors in this country can get the same care I receive, but in some countries, like the United Kingdom we would be considered too old and the cost to the state too high, it is vital that seniors understand what congress is doing, but Democrats are working on a health care bill and keeping the discussion and specifics secret.

We seniors are concerned about proposals that would reduce Medicare spending, the Administration promised transparent deliberation which has not been forthcoming, America deserves better than this"
C. Evertt Coop served as thirteenth Surgeon General of the United States under President Ronald Reagan from 1982 to 1989