The US Senate Wants to Murder 43,000 People.

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43,000 legal murders: that’s the true cost of what the Senate health care bill proposes.

The Republican Party promises that they will save millions of American families and businesses billions in taxes and insurance premiums by replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). What they aren’t telling you is that the US Senate bill they support to replace the ACA will murder an estimated 43,000 people every year. That number is based on peer-reviewed research published in the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH), in a study that looked how many people died every year because they didn’t have health coverage before the ACA passed.

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that compared to the ACA, 37 million Americans would lose their health coverage if the Senate version of the Republican health care bill passes. Based on the AJPH research (and a little basic math), that means that 43,000 Americans per year would die because they couldn’t afford medical care. That’s 43,000 deaths caused by replacing what we have now, regardless of how flawed it may be.

ObamaCare may not be perfect, but it’s better than the proposed replacement. Write or call your senate representatives now, not just to stop the US Senate bill but for Congress to find ways so that all Americans have access to affordable care.

Other countries have affordable insurance-based health care. Why can’t we?

You can call your senator through the Capital Office Building switchboard. Just call 202-224-3121 and ask the operator for the office of your senator by name. Don't remember your senator's name? Look it up at https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

Refs:
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/06/22/533942041/who-wins-who-loses-with-senate-health-care-bill
https://www.gop.com/icymi-obamacare-repeal-offers-relief-for-american-families/?
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2775760/