May 6, 2017 - Health

Town hall moment: "Nobody dies" for lack of health care

Get ready for a lot more town hall protests against the Republican replacement for the Affordable Care Act now that it has passed the House. One that's going viral now comes from Rep. Raul Labrador, a member of the conservative Freedom Caucus. It's from his town hall meeting in Idaho yesterday, but it's circulating on social media today.

Watch how the crowd erupts when he says, "Nobody dies because they don't have access to health care."

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The House bill's treatment of pre-existing conditions is also drawing emotional objections from constituents. Rep. Tom Reed was confronted at a town hall today by an audience member who was worried because he had donated a kidney, ABC News reports: ""Now that I have a pre-existing condition, my cost of health care could go up significantly or I could lose health care."

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