Raul Labrador

As lawmakers debate GOP healthcare bill, new study finds stripping people of insurance can be deadly

As lawmakers debate GOP healthcare bill, new study finds stripping people of insurance can be deadly

The number of Americans who die prematurely would rise by about 29,000 each year if the health reform plan put forth by Senate Republicans were to go into full effect, a new report suggests.

As lawmakers in Congress debate the merits of two GOP plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the report concludes that adults who have health insurance are between 71% and 97% less likely to die imminently than those who lack health insurance.

“Health insurance saves lives,” the authors wrote Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

The report affirms,...

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