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Friday, September 30, 2016

WATCH: Jonathan Alter Explains That Americans Will Die If ObamaCare is Repealed

Mitt Romney’s campaign has been pushing back against a controversial Priorities USA ad that I called “The Best ObamaCare Ad You’ll Ever See.” In the ad, a worker from a plant that was closed by Bain Capital tells how, following his layoff and loss of family insurance,  his uninsured wife avoided going to the doctor and later died of cancer. Romney’s camp insists that this ad insinuates Romney killed the woman, and some figures in the media rushed to acquit him.

This distraction is useful for Romney because it focuses the discussion on something that isn’t being said instead of looking at how Romney’s actual policy proposals would affect the uninsured. Luckily, Jonathan Alter has brought the issue back into focus.

“People will die in the United States if Obamacare is repealed,” Alter told Ed Schultz on The Ed Show Thursday evening. “That is not an exaggeration. That is not crying fire. It’s a simple fact.”

How do we know that Americans will die if ObamaCare is repealed?

  • ObozoMustGo

    Jason Sattler — useful idiot du jour. You cannot be that stupid, Jason. Even as a leftist hack and mouthpiece for the Obozo campaign propaganda machine, you can’t be that stupid if you are writing on a public site like this. Your readers that lick up your lies like a dog eats his own vomit, clearly, we know how stupid they are, but you?????

    FACT: People don’t die from lack of health insurance just like car accidents dont happen from a lack of car insurance.

    FACT: More people will die if Obozo is reelected and Obozocare stays because the IPAB (aka Death Panel) will be denying care and rationing medical services to the elderly and sickest amongst us based on cost.

    FACT: Every single American will see their taxes go up because of Obozocare which has 27 new taxes buried inside it.

    FACT: Obozocare will cost $2TRILLION over 10 years, not the $800BILLION LIE that Obozo told day after day.

    FACT: OBOZO IS A LIAR – only a stupid moron believes that you can keep your insurance if you like it. Then again, there’s lots of you stupid morons on here, isn’t there?

    Have a nice day!

    “Fathom the hypocrisy of a Government
    that requires every citizen to prove they are insured …
    but not prove they are a citizen.”
    Unknown

    • metrognome3830

      We’re a little testy today, aren’t we? OMG, just because you put FACT in front of a statement doesn’t mean it really is. Try IN MY OPINION. That would be a FACT.
      IN MY OPINION: Just being a politician – of any stripe – almost always entails being a liar. Right along with used car salesmen and other occupations too numerous to mention.

      “People will die from rationing of medical services to the oldest and sickest amongst us”, you say. Yet you can back a VP candidate who espouses exactly that? Vouchers? What a great plan! OPINION: The day after you get your voucher your insurance premiums will go up. And up. And up. Until your voucher will only cover a flu shot each year. Unless, of course, you live more than four years. Just an OPINION. Don’t be afraid to use the word, OMG. No one will think the less of you for it. Yeah, I know, you don’t care what the rest of us knuckleheads think.

      Have a great day!

      • ObozoMustGo

        I only care what you think, Metro! And my opinions ARE facts, Metro. You should know that by now, my friend. 🙂 🙂 🙂

        Have a great day!

        “How do you tell a communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin.” – Ronald Reagan

        • metrognome3830

          I know that your opinions are facts, OMG. Just like mine. But we both keep running into people who don’t know that. 🙂

          Have a great day!

          Oh yes, the “Great Communicator”. I had an opinion about him, too. But, he is gone now, so I will just say. “Rest In Peace, Ronald.”

          • ObozoMustGo

            Agreed my friend! What to do? What to do?

            Have a great Sunday!

        • dtgraham

          “If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.”-

          John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

          • ObozoMustGo

            dt… How’s my Canadian socialist buddy doing today? I hope you are well.

            Re: JFK… he would be a Republican today, without question. And his quote is correct. The only issue that’s in dispute in America is HOW we take care of the poor.

            Have a nice day!

            “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” – Abraham Lincoln

    • highpckts

      You obviously have your own agenda and pick out what you want to believe be it right or wrong! So why don’t you go to another site where your fanatic lies will be appreciated!!

    • dtgraham

      “There remains always the battle to fight for more equality in the human condition.” “It is important to human dignity itself to crusade for reform: to fight against the power and privilege of wealth concentrated in too few hands and too few places.”- Ed Schreyer (premier of the province of Manitoba, Canada 1969-1977)

  • ObozoMustGo

    One other point… I don’t think your boss should get to control the health care you get. I don’t think insurance companies should control the care that you get. I don’t think politicians should control the care that you get. I think there’s one person to make these decisions on health care and that is you. What’s wrong with free market economics in health care?

    Have a nice day!

    “Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.” – Ronald Reagan

    • dtgraham

      “The Republicans believe in the minimum wage——the more the minimum, the better.”-

      Harry S. Truman

  • MJRinPA

    The ad is airing in PA as a commercial.

    • tranz2deep

      Good. I wish it had aired during NBC’s Olympic coverage.

  • MJRinPA

    “FACT: People don’t die from lack of health insurance just like car accidents dont happen from a lack of car insurance. ”
    Please mark this as Not-a-Fact. People in America are not getting all the health care they need, if they don’t have insurance.

  • onedonewong

    Sorry more folks will Die via his Death Panels and Abortion requirements. No objective reporter could come to any other conclusion

  • ladyinwhite

    Just so you know, Bozo and onedone, people are dying because of “Death Panels” now. We just call them insurance companies instead. I have been a nurse and my husband has been a physician and we have seen the results of allowing insurance companies to deny treatment on a whim. To take the car analogy further, if you had to pay $800 a month for auto insurance and then were denied coverage for a typographical error or a broken cup holder, you’d look at this quite differently. Or suppose you couldn’t afford auto insurance at that rate. Lack of insurance wouldn’t cause you to have an accident but it sure could prevent you from repairing or replacing your car, especially if the bill was going to be multiple hundreds of thousands of dollars. And that’s what happens to folks with no health insurance. They die because they can’t afford to repair or replace broken parts.

    And by the way, the “Death Panels” that the republicans ginned up fear about really just amounted to the notion that physicians should talk with folks about end of life care rather than letting them make decisions in a vacuum during the worst moments of their lives. Pay attention, please!!

    • ObozoMustGo

      Lady… WRONG!!! I don’t believe you work in healthcare because if you did, you would know the facts. The LARGEST DENIER OF CLAIMS IS MEDICARE! That’s right, government run Medicare denies 8.3% of their claims, nearly double the average private insurance company. So your claims are phony and you know it.

      Further, the reason health insurance costs so much is because there is TOO MUCH government involvement. Government involvement in EVERYTHING makes it more expensive. Look at the price of college the more and more government has gotten it’s nasty fingers in that. You want health insurance costs to go down, make it like auto insurance – competitive nationally, personally, and allow catastrophic plans of any sort people wish to purchase. Just like auto insurance. Y0u’re a bad driver (a higher risk) you pay more. You have bad health habits, your a higher risk, you pay more. Very simple. That makes common sense. But you leftist freaks have this utopian dream of a panacea where everything is free and controlled by government, despite the MOUNTAINS of evidence that demonstrates the inability of government to do anything efficiently and at low cost.

      Have a nice day!

      “How do you tell a communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin.” – Ronald Reagan

      • craigorie

        Reagan showed early signs of dementia and he was a horrible president. The nurse & her physician husband are totally correct. Don’t you know that Republicans don’t use facts, just lies & distortions and their ignorant base just eats it all up.

  • I’m 80 years old and have excellent health insurance, but all the insurance in the world isn’t going to prevent my death.

  • mitchell johnston

    thank god i live in canada

  • mitchell johnston

    thank god im canadian