Can you be pro-life and against the Affordable Care Act at the same time? I think not.
A Harvard study concluded that more than 45,000 people die each year because they don’t have health insurance.
An Urban Institute study claims that only 22,000 people die each year for lack of affordable health care.
Either number is abhorrent.
Americans die because they don’t go to the emergency room after head trauma.
They die because they don’t go to the doctor after feeling chest pain.
They simply die because they don’t have the money to pay for the medical services that they need and are too proud to ask for welfare.
At this point, more than 8 million people have signed up for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
Another 3 million Americans have insurance through the expansion of Medicaid and an additional 3 million Americans between ages 18 and 26 have insurance through their parents’ insurance.
While it’s true that some of these people had insurance before Obamacare, most of them either had inferior insurance or none at all.
It stands to reason that, as the Affordable Care Act expands, fewer people will die.
Rep. Reid Ribble has voted scores of time to repeal Obamacare.
That’s not pro-life.