Republican majorities in the Senate and the House of Representatives have yet to form a cohesive idea for how the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) should be repealed.
As Republicans are deciding the best course of action to repeal and replace the legislation, Democrats have accused Republicans that people will die if Obamacare is repealed.
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has specifically said “People will die if Trumpcare becomes law”:
Pelosi: "People will die if Trumpcare becomes law." pic.twitter.com/YTsPvR1aJN
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Senator Elizabeth Warren also explains, “these cuts [to Medicaid] are blood money, people will die.”
Comedian Remy Munasifi highlights the growing accusation that “people will die” could result from nearly any piece of legislation.
There has been a partisan ratcheting-up of rhetoric over health care by Democrats in the past weeks. Multiple senators and talking heads have suggested that “people will die” if the proposed GOP bill becomes law.
While there is still a great deal to be done concerning the repeal and replacement of Obamacare, and the GOP health care bill is far from a done deal, that accusation language seems alarmist, at best.
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Thankfully, we have comedian Remy Munasifi to remind us that literally everything the government does, or does not do, could potentially result in a human death. So “people will die” is a reasonable argument for just about anything, as long as you phrase it correctly.
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