Television personality, Montel Williams has taken a dive off the deep end and claimed that changes in the Health Care Act will lead to the deaths of 140 Million Americans.
His whole premise rests on the idea that Republicans trying to lower insurance premiums will lead to mass deaths is utterly mad. He begins his segment on by saying: “There is no less expensive medication” when talking about how Republicans want to find drugs for cheaper. Is he insane? Is he willfully ignorant? Or is he shilling or Big Pharma? The fact is that Americans pay a fortune for medication that in other countries costs pennies!
This is why people go to Canada to buy the medication they need…It’s cheaper! This is why the UK can afford Socialised medicine free at the point of use (paid for through general taxation…and although it is a struggle with budgets it has been running for many years) because they pay just pennies for medication. There are ways to get cheaper drugs of the same or higher quality for less…If Montel says there isn’t he is either lying or ignorant.
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Obviously, this claim is completely wrong but it is also interesting how Democrats seem to be forgetting that they forced people to get this bad insurance that Republicans are “taking away”.
This is just fearmongering. Scaring people into voting against Trump. Which is weird because Kasich and Montel are the guys telling us how we need to be above politics and partisanship.
Clearly, telling Americans that millions will die from some changes to Obamacare and implying they will die because of Republican efforts to lower premiums is just absurd. Let’s also not forget that healthcare is not a basic human right. Even though that sounds mean. It’s the truth.
Montel should be calling for Democrats to work with Republicans and make their case in the debate on The Hill.