30
Jan

Beware Of False Claims That Obamacare Repeal Will Kill Thousands of Americans: Part I

Obamacare proponents have been increasingly shameless in trotting out scare statistics to convince people that the GOP wants to “make America sick again:”

  • In early December, the DailyKos brashly claimed that Republican plans to repeal Obamacare will lead to an “annual death sentence” of anywhere from 21,000 to 65,000 people.
  • Three weeks later, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof asserted that on the eve of Obamacare, “lack of health insurance was killing one American every 24 minutes.”
  • Kristof further calculated that GOP plans to repeal Obamacare “would be an additional 8,400 Americans dying annually.”

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