A 2009 study conducted at Harvard Medical School and published in the American Journal of Public Health found that 45,000 annual deaths are associated with lack of health insurance.
This lack of coverage is the reason the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 was so important and the reason it must not be repealed—not unless it is replaced with similar laws to provide affordable health coverage for all Americans.
Most Republicans in Congress mean well and want to balance our budget, but when they claim that “Obamacare” is too expensive, they are ignoring the report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, which said repealing the law will increase the federal deficit. But even if providing health care for all Americans did increase the federal budget, it would still be the right thing to do.
If terrorists or foreign governments killed thousands of Americans each year, would the Republicans in Congress let them die rather than spend more on defense? Of course not—every member of Congress would do their duty and do whatever it takes to protect American lives. Why then are they willing to let Americans die by the thousands for lack of adequate medical treatment?
I urge you to write your congressional representatives and urge them not to put lives at risk by repealing health care reform.
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To read the CBO reports, which states the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will reduce federal deficits, please visit:
For more information about the Harvard study, please visit: