What Republicans have proposed isn’t health care – Boulder Weekly


What Republicans have proposed isn’t health care – Boulder Weekly

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The battle over health care is literally a life and death struggle. In a piece in the Washington Post, doctors David Himmelstein and Steffie Woolhandler concluded that a repeal of Obamacare (Affordable Care Act or ACA) will result in an estimated 43,956 deaths each year, even by the most conservative estimates. Himmelstein and Woolhandler are distinguished professors at the City University of New York School of Public Health and visiting professors at Harvard Medical School.
They say: “The biggest and most definitive study of what happens to death rates when Medicaid coverage is expanded, published in the New England …

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