“Nobody dies because they don’t have access to health care.”--Rep. Raúl R. Labrador (R, ID)Congressman Labrador made this statement at a town hall meeting he took with constituents in Lewiston, Idaho. Apropos of nothing he is a member of the Freedom Caucus.
According to the Washington Post, the audience's boos drowned him out.
Am I confounding access to health care with health insurance? No, fuck you, that's what this is about contextually. Got a different perspective? Post it on your blog and link to that in comments.
Fun fact: according to a 2009 Harvard University study, an estimated 45,000 people die every year due to lack of health insurance. It was 44,789; I rounded up.
Guns don't kill people, but lack of insurance sure does.