After the Senate vote to repeal Obamacare, California Senator Barbara Boxer said, “We should not go back to the days where 62 percent of all bankruptcies were linked to a health care crisis and 45,000 people a year died because they could not get access to health insurance.”
These statistics are pure fabrications; they’re just made up.
No one in this country has died due to lack of access to health insurance, because no one is denied health care. Emergency rooms are required by law to treat everyone; no one is turned away. There are also free clinics that will see anyone, and other resources. No one who needs healthcare is denied treatment when then seek it. But here Ms. Boxer is trying to make you think that masses of people were dying in the street, like the black plague, until the government took over health care. Others pushing Obamacare used the same deception. It’s just a complete lie.
And those bankruptcies, well, it’s another one that’s just made up. Sixty-two percent of all bankruptcies cause by a lack of health insurance? Oh, no, it’s due to a “health care crisis”, whatever that is. If it’s referring to a situation where someone gets serious ill, is laid up for an extended period, can’t work or something, and as a result gets into some financial problems, the issue of health insurance is irrelevant. Government run health insurance will not affect those cases in any way, so it’s a blatant deception to claim that “health crises” are a justification for the government take-over of healthcare.
This is what is so telling about many of those pushing Obamacare. They can’t make their case honestly and with legitimate, logical, clear data, so they just deceive and make stuff up, all the while trying to whip up hysteria and fear. Thousands of people dying in the streets, no health insurance, children, bankruptcies, the sky is falling, the sky is falling, the sky is falling, blah, blah, blah.
Enough is enough. These people need to go.