Labrador responds to backlash over health care answer

Labrador responds to backlash over health care answer

Labrador responds to backlash over health care answer

"That line is so indefensible. nobody dies because they don't have access to health care".

A congressman from Idaho is in hot water after he told a group of his constituents, "Nobody dies because they don't have access to healthcare".

But numerous comments to his post were in response to his earlier statement.

Labrador's comments were instantly met with intense jeering. Under the AHCA, states could obtain waivers that allow insurance companies to charge more for coverage to people with certain pre-existing conditions; Price assured viewers that "those who are sicker, who are older, who are poorer - they will get larger subsidies" to help mitigate any price increases.

People in the audience knew he was wrong too.

In a lengthy exchange with a constituent, I explained to her that Obamacare has failed the vast majority of Americans. Over the last few months, I have been working to improve the AHCA, joining with my colleagues in the House Freedom Caucus.

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"Furthermore, unlike the first version of the AHCA, our bill showed it had enough support to actually pass the House". "More people will have their premiums lowered, more people will have lower out of pocket costs more people will have access to these high risk pools".

In a statement to BuzzFeed News Saturday night, Labrador referred to the comment by saying "one of my answers about health care wasn't very elegant". Criticism came when when a woman asked Labrador whether he believed that health care is a right.

The bill also would also roll back the expansion of Medicaid funding provided by the Affordable Care Act, resulting in a $800 billion cut to the program over the next decade, according to the CBO analysis.

That has been a subject of debate, with two fact-checking organizations - and Politifact - looking into it.

A 2009 study published by the American Journal of Public Health before Obamacare became law, said 45,000 people die annually from lack of health insurance.

Epperly said preventive and ongoing care for conditions like hypertension, diabetes, depression and many more are crucial to long-term survival.

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