A Republican Congressman Just Told a Town Hall That "Nobody Dies Because They Don't Have Access to Healthcare"

Well, that's a relief.

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Remember when, before the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010, Republican representatives and senators went around the country telling Americans that by giving people access to health care, President Barack Obama would create death panels that would kill Medicare recipients?

If you thought that was backwards thinking, wait until you hear the latest from GOP congressman Raul Labrador, who told a town hall full of people on Friday that, "Nobody dies because they don't have access to health care."

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Labrador, a card-carrying member of the House Freedom Caucus (aka the Tea Party), was voicing his support of the GOP replacement for Obamacare, the American Health Care Act, when a constituent criticized him.

"You are mandating people on Medicaid accept dying. You are making a mandate that will kill people," a member of the audience said.

"No one wants anybody to die," Labrador said. "You know, that line is so indefensible. Nobody dies because they don't have access to health care."

This is not Labrador's first foray into saying something moronically stupid. Last month, he was booed for saying that health care isn't a "basic human right."

I have just one message for this bozo:

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