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Right-wing view on health care

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Right-wing view on health care

Post by DMB » Mon May 08, 2017 10:17 pm

Well there is a school of thought that doctors just kill you quicker.

https://thinkprogress.org/freedom-caucu ... 0f4ea54e37
Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) was drowned out by constituents’ booing at a town hall in Lewiston, Idaho on Friday after saying that lacking access to health care never caused anyone to die.

Labrador made the statement in response to a question from a woman in the audience, who said that taking health care away from people on Medicaid was tantamount to asking them to die.

“That line is so indefensible,” Labrador said. “Nobody dies because they don’t have access to health care.”

Around 45,000 deaths annually are linked to a lack of health insurance, according to a 2009 study from Harvard Medical School and the Cambridge Health Alliance. According to another study from the Institute of Medicine, uninsured people are more likely to die than insured people when diagnosed with a wide swath of medical conditions, including cancer, heart failure, strokes, and even after severe car accidents.

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Post by dancer_rnb » Mon May 08, 2017 10:36 pm

For type one diabetics, having to ration insulin because you cannot afford as much as you need increases your chances of developing ketoacidosis and dying.
There is no such thing as "politically correct." It's code for liberalism. The whole idea of "political correctness" was a brief academic flash-in-the-pan in the early 1990's, but has been a good conservative bugaboo ever since.

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