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Healthcare Politics

Top Dems Saying the AHCA is Going to Kill People

Written by Philip Hodges

I think they call this fear-mongering.

Democrats have always said that Republicans want to throw Grandma under the bus. They say the GOP wants to leave people sick and dying out in the streets.

As if the government does such a smashing job of taking care of people. Just look at the VA and how they ‘take care of’ many of the nation’s military veterans.

If that’s how they treat those whom the government sends off to fight in overseas wars, how do you think they’re going to care for everyone else once the government completely takes over the healthcare industry?

Fox News reported:

Top elected Democrats are taking their opposition to the ObamaCare overhaul plan passed by House Republican to the extreme — arguing Americans will “die” as a result of the changes.

“Families will go bankrupt. People will die,” Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren tweeted on Thursday after the House passed the measure and moved the issue to the Senate, which Republicans also control.

Democrats argue the House GOP changes will in fact make the problematic 2010 health care law worse — specifically by creating higher costs for customers with preexisting medical conditions and with cuts to Medicaid expansion, resulting in tens of millions of people no longer being able to afford insurance.

I don’t like the GOP’s response to Obamacare, but I really don’t like Obamacare. And the Democrats who are complaining that the Republicans’ plan is going to kill people are only projecting.

“Do you think thousands of Americans will die?” CNN’s Anderson Cooper asked Bernie Sanders.

“Absolutely. No question,” Sanders answered. “The bill passed today in the House became law thousands of Americans would die because they would no longer have access to health care.”

“This was not a health care bill. This was a bill that provided $300 billion in tax breaks to the wealthiest 2 percent at a time when we already have massive income inequality in America today,” Sanders said.

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