Congressman: 'Nobody Dies’ From Lack Of Healthcare
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- Rep. Raúl R. Labrador is a corporate lapdog who cares about his donors' wallets more than his voters' lives. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. tytnetwork.com/join/
"A conservative Republican congressman from Idaho is drawing criticism for his response to a town-hall attendee’s concerns about how his party’s health-care bill would affect Medicaid recipients.
“You are mandating people on Medicaid to accept dying,” the woman said.
“That line is so indefensible,” said Rep. Raúl R. Labrador, a member of the influential House Freedom Caucus. “Nobody dies because they don’t have access to health care.”
The boos instantly drowned him out.
The town hall meeting occurred at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho, a day after Labrador and 216 other Republicans in the House narrowly passed the American Health Care Act, which would overhaul the country’s health-care system.”*
Read more here: www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/05/06/nobody-dies-because-they-dont-have-access-to-health-care-gop-lawmaker-says-he-got-booed/?utm_term=.77c5c7bb750d
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