deather
n. A person who believes that U.S. health care reform will lead to more deaths, particularly among the elderly. [Usu. pejorative.]
deatherism n.

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The new suffix is "ers." It started with the "9/11 truthers" — crazy. Then, the "birthers" — crazy. And now, the DNC is calling people concerned with end-of-life provisions in the healthcare proposal "deathers" — crazy.
—Glenn Beck, "The Glenn Beck Program," Fox News Network, August 14, 2009

Who, me? If you want to stoke the birthers, Congressman Tim Murphy, if you want to stoke the people shutting down town hall meetings, if you want to stoke the deathers who say that healthcare reform is a secret plot to kill old people, if you want to stoke the secessionists in Texas, for crying out loud, it is your right to do so as a politician. Sure, go for it.

But it`s also our right to notice and when you get judged as a birther, deather, secessionist hooligan because [you] played to those folks, because you cultivated those folks, "Who me?" is not really a defense.
—Rachel Maddow, "The Rachel Maddow Show," MSNBC, August 10, 2009

Earliest Citation:
First came the "birthers." Now, as President Obama makes a final push for health care reform, we have the deathers.
—Christopher Beam, "Scaring Grandma," Slate, July 28, 2009

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