Republican Congressman tells constituents – “Nobody dies because they don’t have access to health care”

The truth, depending on the study . . . 20,000 to 45,000 Americans die each year due to a lack of health insurance

May 5, 2017

The Congressman was Raul Labrador, Republican from Idaho, and after voting to eliminate healthcare for 24 million people (he voted YES for the GOP’s AHCA – TrumpCare), he went home to hold a town hall meeting and he actually tried to argue that people don’t die from lack of healthcare.

A constituent told Labrador at that meeting at Lewis and Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho, Friday evening, May 5, 2017:

“You are mandating people on Medicaid accept dying . . . You are making a mandate that will kill people.”

Labrador responded:

“No one wants anybody to die. That line is so indefensible . . . Nobody dies because they don’t have access to health care.”

Out of pure shock, the audience erupted into laughter.

Here’s the video:

While we do live in a fact-free world, here are some inconvenient facts for Labrador and for all the Republicans who voted for this disastrous Trumpcare bill.

Depending upon the study, between 20,000 and 45,000 Americans die each year due to a lack of health insurance.

The uninsured have a higher risk of death when compared to the privately insured. That’s just a fact!

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