One Republican Representative made a totally false claim at a town hall meeting this past week.
Raul Labrador was holding a town hall meeting in Lewiston, Idaho to speak with concerned citizens about the new American Health Care Act (AHCA). The new bill, which passed a vote in the House, is now moving on to the Senate floor. There has been major opposition to the bill which puts people with pre-existing conditions at risk, seeks to eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood, and cuts billions of dollars from Medicaid which helps provide health care to those who cannot afford it.
During the town hall meeting, a crowd member claimed that the AHCA was telling people who rely on Medicaid that they basically have to “accept dying.”
Labrador’s response is ridiculous and a complete lie.
Watch the video: Congressman Raul Labrador totally bombs a question about health care during a constituent town hall meeting:
His claim sparked immediate outrage with the crowd present and with hundreds of angry comments on Labrador’s Facebook page after the fact.
Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) drew intense jeers at a town hall Friday when he defended the GOP’s ObamaCare repeal plan by claiming nobody dies due to lack of access to health care.
One day after the House passed the American Health Care Act, Labrador faced off with constituents at a town hall at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho, according to the Idaho Statesman.
One woman stood up and said the GOP bill, which makes major cuts to Medicaid, was essentially telling people to die.
“That line is so indefensible,” Labrador shot back. “Nobody dies because they don’t have access to health care.”
His response immediately drew boos and quickly drew attention on social media.
Labrador was similarly criticized at another town hall last month, when he said healthcare is not a “basic human right.”
It is amazing that Labrador can be so disliked in the district that he represents. However, it is unsurprising given his insanely untrue claims about health care. There are thousands of deaths each year that are linked with a lack of health insurance.
It is becoming more and more obvious that Trump is not the only person that is unfit to be in charge of this country. Hopefully Labrador will be voted out of office in 2018 and replaced with someone who will fairly represent Americans and the people of that district.