Labour's attempts to block clause 119 of the care bill, which would give ministers greater power to close down hospitals, is "irresponsible scaremongering of the worst kind".
A Conservative Party spokesman said:
Labour has accused the Government of neglecting the NHS' first responsibility to clinical care and instead, having a financial focus when making changes to hospitals.
Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham said:
Labour is appealing for Tory and Liberal Democrat MPs to help block measures it says will give ministers sweeping powers to close hospitals.
Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham said clause 119 of the Care Bill - due to be debated in the Commons today - would allow Jeremy Hunt to "ride roughshod" over local residents' concerns.
Labour said the ambulance figures confirm that cuts to social care funding are driving up the need for hospital attention among the elderly.
Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham said data in the House of Commons library shows that local authority spending on adult social care has been cut by £1.8bn since 2009/10.
He said: "These shocking figures expose the growing crisis in older people's care on David Cameron's watch.
"The Government's severe cuts to social care have left thousands of older people without the support they need - at risk of going into hospital and getting trapped there. It is one of the root causes of David Cameron's A&E crisis.
"It is appalling to think that every week there are thousands of frail and frightened people speeding through our towns and cities in the backs of ambulances to be left in a busy A&E."
Labour's shadow health secretary Andy Burnham has warned that the NHS could be "on the brink of a very dangerous winter" as A&E departments are increasingly overcrowded.
He was speaking as a new report by the National Audit Office finds that more people are being admitted to hospital through A&E departments than ever before, and that many of these admissions are avoidable.
Mr Burnham told Daybreak that older people are "drifting towards A&E in ever greater numbers" as care facilities in the community are taken away.
Labour's shadow health secretary Andy Burnham said: "We are in favour of improving the recovery of costs from people with no entitlement to NHS treatment.
"But it's hard not to conclude that this announcement is more about spin than substance. The Government's own report undermines their headline-grabbing figures, admitting they are based on old and incomplete data.
"Instead of grandstanding, the Government need to focus on delivering practical changes. Labour would not support changes that make doctors and nurses surrogate immigration officials."
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said he does not doubt Andy Burnham's "personal integrity" following a row over allegations his opposite number was involved in a hospital "cover up" when he was in office.
Labour threatened Mr Hunt with legal action after he wrote in a Twitter post, "Shocking revelations on @andyburnhammp's attempts to cover up failing hospitals".
In a letter to the now shadow health secretary, Mr Hunt that he was "very surprised" to receive correspondence from Mr Burnham's lawyers and that his comment "was not a suggestion that you personally covered up evidence of poor care".
However he added, "I do believe that the previous Government, with you as the Secretary of State for Health, must acknowledge and take responsibility for these failures on your watch."
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has been threatened with potential legal action by Labour in a row over claims that he ordered a "cover up" of NHS care shortcomings.
Andy Burnham brought in the party's lawyers after Mr Hunt refused to retract an allegation that his Opposition shadow was involved the suppression of a critical report into "failing" hospitals.
They have written to the Cabinet minister warning of further action unless he ends what Labour says is a baseless smear campaign against Mr Burnham.
The Conservatives point to emails showing that the Department of Health under Labour tried to stop details emerging of a hospital scandal involving higher-than-normal death rates relating to relate to Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
A Conservative health spokeswoman has said there was "overwhelming evidence that Labour ministers leant on the Care Quality Commission (CQC) watchdog" to "tone down and cover up NHS failure for political purposes".
However, Labour has asked Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, to substantiate his claims that Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham hid hospital failings in a "cover up".
"It is high time he (Mr Hunt) focused on his real job and the unfolding A&E crisis instead of orchestrating a smear campaign without evidence," a party spokesman said.