Washington Free Beacon
March 16, 2017
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) could not say on Wednesday where he got the information that “thousands will die” if Obamacare is repealed.
Sanders made the claim while speaking with CNN’s Jake Tapper but could not provide any specific sources that backed his assertion, instead referring to “studies that have been done.”
“You’ve said if this repeal and replace plan goes forward that thousands of Americans will die,” Tapper said to Sanders. “Where do you get that estimate from?”
“I get that estimate from the fact that studies have been done that people who do not have health insurance, who do not go to the doctor when they should, who do not go to the hospital when they need to go, in fact die,” Sanders said. “And thousands of people die every year because they don’t have health insurance. And if you throw 24 million people off of health insurance, there is no doubt that many thousands of people will die.”
This article was posted: Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 8:41 am