GOP Rep steps in it by saying no one has ever died from lack of healthcare

  • Published on May 8, 2017
  • Help us cover the political revolution:
    "A statement made by U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador during a town hall meeting Friday morning has drawn criticism by those challenging his stance on health care.
    After a woman suggested that the lack of health care was essentially asking people to die, Labrador had a controversial answer at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston.
    “That line is so indefensible,” Labrador said. “Nobody dies because they don’t have access to health care.”
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Comments • 87

  • samson david
    samson david 8 months ago +1

    fire him

  • Ange Waters
    Ange Waters 8 months ago +1

    America has more money than anyone, and high rates of poverty, illiteracy, obesity, and all of the other things that go along with a non-progressive (so... regressive?) political system.

  • zeldaprincessgirl100
    zeldaprincessgirl100 8 months ago +1

    Welp my nephew is gonna die without medication and check ups, isnt that dandy... :'''D.... 😑😑😑

  • David Weiser
    David Weiser 8 months ago +1

    After our Republican Overlords has ruled us for the next 50 years: "No one has ever died from lack of oxygen, or water, or food."

  • Melissa Jackson
    Melissa Jackson 8 months ago +1

    The Rich and Republicans want poor people to die.

  • Mikael Holmgren
    Mikael Holmgren 8 months ago +1

    What a moron!

  • Mima Vivi
    Mima Vivi 8 months ago +1

    I had access to the 11 dollar bottles of water in my hotel room...
    I had access to a 5 star restaurant menu with a garden salad going for 35 bucks...
    I had access to a porshe dealership, just walked right in...
    should i go on?

  • Elena Duran
    Elena Duran 8 months ago +1

    Here's a compromise: those that want to sign on to a Medicare-for-all program can and those who want to continue with the "health" insurance companies can. Which would be more successful when it is all said and done? I think we all know....

  • Anon Ymous
    Anon Ymous 8 months ago

    Nice shirt!😄

  • Jimmy Dixon
    Jimmy Dixon 8 months ago +1

    pregnancy has nothing to do with the man? she didnt get their by herself

  • 1stfloorguy
    1stfloorguy 8 months ago +1

    There used to be a guy who lived next door and he has died from not having health care so he had to wait to get in some type of assisted program . They tried kemo and such and there was 1 more thing to try but cost $$$$$ so they told him that they couldn't perform the operation becouse the chances of his survival where to slim. So he went from having a small chance to zero chance becouse the health insruance he did have didn't want to spend the cash. fucking disgraced country we live in

  • Call of The Wild
    Call of The Wild 8 months ago +1

    Between 2011 and 2016, I lost both my parents because they didn't have healthcare until they were already dying. My mom was 47, my dad was on dialysis at 47 and died at 56. I will die early because I haven't seen a doctor since my childhood medicaid ended. This man is a monster.

  • Crimson Halo
    Crimson Halo 8 months ago +1

    Obviously this Republican representative has been drinking too much Flint water, with a side order of paint chips.

  • Larry Poorman
    Larry Poorman 8 months ago +1

    "no one has ever died from lack of healthcare" Using this logic: do away with healthcare completely because it is definitely not helping keep people alive? When the people of Idaho elect an idiot to represent them then they should expect this kind of stupidity.

  • Jo smith
    Jo smith 8 months ago +1

    Lasbador is an ass!

  • jesse husky
    jesse husky 8 months ago

    these comments are more golden then trumps blond toupee.

  • Gargamel Smurff
    Gargamel Smurff 8 months ago +1

    it just goes to show you how truly clueless these elected officials have for you if for some horrible reason you have a stroke you know have a preexisting condition you lose your insurance your job because your in a right to work state so next is the family then the house so your on the streets because of medical bankruptcy now no home no insurance no medical attention for your stroke so you are dying in the streets good times

  • Tamir Almeida
    Tamir Almeida 8 months ago

    About 5.4 million cases of potential nonmelanoma in the US (2012). These cases require serious follow ups at the doctor to prevent potential spreading... and DEATH (not even including the treatment of skin cancer). How do you live without medical care there? So many examples!!!!!!

  • Sean LaMontagne
    Sean LaMontagne 8 months ago +1

    No one has ever died from not having access to healthcare? I must have imagined the expensive funeral . I must have been dreaming all the mourning and anger that came with it. I guess I can just call him up, and let him know he's still alive, because people do not die from lack of access to healthcare.
    Fuck you, Representative Raul Labrador.

  • jmitterii2
    jmitterii2 8 months ago

    Another one making it sweeter when the time comes for the mass of people to blow their fucking brains out when they come to retake the system by force.
    From Idaho, I fucking hate Labradoodle. Fucking turd basket on high mountain. I missed his town hall meeting, would have love to jeer him to his oligarchy toady dick sucking face. These ass holes keep our state among the poorest in the country.

  • Poorstargazer23
    Poorstargazer23 8 months ago +3

    Human being: I just had a kidney transplant (cause the hopistal couldn't say no, apparently) and I'd like to pick up my life saving anti-rejection meds.
    Pharmacy: Let's see, without insurance, that'll be $2,000.
    Human being: I don't have the money, but I've been told I won't die without insurance, so....gimme!
    What will the pharmacy say, I wonder.....🤔🤗😇

    MIKELIN8 8 months ago

    If the Democratic Party was really interested in winning elections, statements such as this would be played in Congressional districts non-stop in 2018. Let's see what happens.

  • RuleofFive
    RuleofFive 8 months ago +2

    A 2009 Study from Harvard Medical School estimated that 45,000 Americans die each year from lack of access to healthcare. So the Congressman is FULL OF SHIT!!!! BTW Politifact rated his statement as a "Pants on Fire" lie.....

  • simple1me302
    simple1me302 8 months ago +1

    we need a rich progressive to start a new site just like youtube,,youtube red with no commercials,,actually,cuz I don't do commercials anymore,,but ,,,,to my point,,youtube is blocking your ,all progressive media video's ,,it says url or whatever is not whatever,,try again later,,we are in a war folks,,and the rich and powerfull,evil of the world are hiding their evil as best they can, we need to totally expose all of them ,,on internet and door to door if need be,,

    • simple1me302
      simple1me302 8 months ago

      trying to share on facebook, so maybe its facebook, or both facebook and youtube

  • what's Crackalackin
    what's Crackalackin 8 months ago


  • Al Somethin
    Al Somethin 8 months ago +1

    Well then take this asshole off his cushy eliteist health care and see how he feels the first time he gets a fucking cold. This guy represents who exactly???

  • Flash Gordan
    Flash Gordan 8 months ago +1

    1/1000 die annually that don''t have insurance.

  • Ryne Green
    Ryne Green 8 months ago

    So I have OCD, would that count as a pre existing condition

  • Flash Gordan
    Flash Gordan 8 months ago +3

    How are these ass holes getting elected?

  • Steve Hirsch
    Steve Hirsch 8 months ago +1

    Healthcare isn't even a thing in other countries... Our country has become the biggest shit hole in the world... And we're the one supposed teach other countries democracy? Fuck that...

  • jmtnvalley
    jmtnvalley 8 months ago +1

    Don't forget the Obamacare death panels.

  • gj Beaudry
    gj Beaudry 8 months ago +8

    just like nobody has ever starved from lack of food

  • Jstank X Plays
    Jstank X Plays 8 months ago

    8 billion dollars would only cover a little under a half a million people at 18,000 dollars a year. So instead of 24 billion people loosing their health care it would be more like 23.5 billion people. That is not to mention that that 8 billion dollars would be spread over those 24 million people which is litterally 333 dollars per person per year... THANKS GOVT!

    PHIL BURTOFT 8 months ago +3

    Rising costs are primarily due to the rapacious greed of the corporations producing the drugs. Corporate greed is the root cause of most problems besetting the country yet MSM seldom comments

  • Patricia MacLeod
    Patricia MacLeod 8 months ago +3

    Illogical Labrador wouldn't be interested in health care for his own family either, would he?

  • patrick seguin
    patrick seguin 8 months ago

  • Tyg Rahof
    Tyg Rahof 8 months ago

    Here are the republicans that all you assholes voted for. Here he is, in your face, telling you; "Fuck the poor, let them die" essentially. "If you are dying and if you DON'T have healthcare, you won't die." No, you'll die miserably over a shorter, more painful timeline. Would someone please exterminate these vermin.

  • patrick seguin
    patrick seguin 8 months ago

    He is right. But people are scared to go broke. You can get care healthcare and insurance are 2 different things

  • TheKidAztech
    TheKidAztech 8 months ago

    thats it, I'mma just read that '1984' book all yall are talking about...

  • Colin Maharaj
    Colin Maharaj 8 months ago

    The people who died from lack of health care, did not come forward to say they died from lack of healthcare. That's the problem.

  • BioCapsule
    BioCapsule 8 months ago

    It's not just death... if they think the deaths are bad, they haven't even think about the unnecessary suffering. People don't just keel over & die... sickness tend to cause long suffer before killing you.

  • Emperorvalse
    Emperorvalse 8 months ago

    Insurance companies do not raise premiums for those with pre-existing conditions to gain higher revenue, they do it to discourage people from taking a policy as the potential cost of treating people's conditions will be higher than what they can make from the policy premium. As you state insurance companies want healthy young inactive people, preferably those not wanting to start families, as their health care demands are lower. Active, meaning sports playing or exercising, people are more prone to injuries, seeking ED and rehabilitation costs. Women wanting maternity/fertility services also high cost which premium revenue is unlikely to cover unless several years of no claims.

  • Mrs_Badger At_Home
    Mrs_Badger At_Home 8 months ago

    If Trumpcare actually goes through all levels, I think that everyone who loses a friend or relative because of a lack of healthcare should send a picture of the deceased to their representatives, senators & the president. Add the person's name & date of death on the picture. Send along a note with your opinion of what our government did to us by moving us to Trumpcare. (aka Don'tCare)

  • EarlyLove2014
    EarlyLove2014 8 months ago

    Republican SCUM..!

  • callisto
    callisto 8 months ago

    People absolutely die when they don't have health insurance (or adequate coverage) and cannot go to the doctor for preventative procedures, because they cannot afford it.

    • callisto
      callisto 8 months ago

      ...I am all in favor of single payer insurance but people do die because they cannot afford treatments and medications. People who survive often go into enormous debt, along with their families. I worked as a temp at a collections agency and I went through thousands upon thousands of accounts - want to know how many of them were in debt due to medical crises, like cancer? The vast majority of them. And I saw dollar amounts. It is simply asinine that we as a country have let it go this long, this far, and let it get this bad.

    • hrsqsiest
      hrsqsiest 8 months ago

      Health insurance or lack there of never killed anyone. He's not lying on that one. The high cost of medical care and the inability for the working poor to afford that care is why they die. Lowering the cost of insurance will do absolutely nothing to remedy the problem. Getting the cost of medical care down is the solution. The only solution. If that can be accomplished, insurance will be forced to become affordable or die itself. In fact, bring down the price of medical care and single payer becomes the only sane option. If you had the option of whether to pay an insurance company $300 a month for their product or $100 too single payer, you'd be a fool for coming up off the $300.

  • Martinez Roger
    Martinez Roger 8 months ago +2

    "Medicare ( not Medicaid ) will DESTROY your freedom" !....Ronald Reagan

  • Sylvia t
    Sylvia t 8 months ago +14

    Why isn't erectile dysfunction a preexisting condition?

    • blupheonix44
      blupheonix44 3 months ago

      Because hookers, that's why! Google how much the US military spends on VIAGRA every year, go ahead, just don't be drinking anything. Apparently American soldiers can't get hard without assistance..

    • hrsqsiest
      hrsqsiest 8 months ago +1

      Sylvia t
      Because, a woman getting pregnant classifies her as having a pre existing condition and will raise her rates. She is less likely to get pregnant if her partner can't get an erection.

    • lascolmenitas
      lascolmenitas 8 months ago +7

      Yes, and we know the answer to that one , don't we? Who's in charge? Old men. What do they care about most?
      Their d###s

  • Ray Carter
    Ray Carter 8 months ago

    This Labrador needs to be put to sleep permanently.

  • Jackyboy335
    Jackyboy335 8 months ago

    Can Labrador even spell the word...MORON !

  • Dakers11
    Dakers11 8 months ago +15

    Having Access to Health Care, is not the same being able to Afford Health Care.

    • shankoff1
      shankoff1 8 months ago +3

      I have access to a Maserati. Now all I need is the $200,000 that it costs.

    • Scott BC31H
      Scott BC31H 8 months ago +2

      Actually, many facilities WILL refuse treat people without coverage.

  • Lena P
    Lena P 8 months ago +8

    This is unbelievable! Around the world die millions of people from lack of healthcare.
    How does he dare to say something like that. He needs to educate himself instead of telling rude things.

  • Ladonna Brock
    Ladonna Brock 8 months ago +4

    These scumbags should be put in a cave and let the vampire bats have a buffet. The whole bunch of them.

    • Dragonwulfzero
      Dragonwulfzero 8 months ago +2

      Ya....wouldn't want those Vampire bats to pick up any strange diseases from those Bloodsuckers(Politicians)!

    • Scott BC31H
      Scott BC31H 8 months ago +2

      Don't be so cruel to the bats.

  • M D
    M D 8 months ago +30

    Those politicians really have no shame.

    • John G
      John G 8 months ago +3

      PHIL BURTOFT Agreed, sadly

      PHIL BURTOFT 8 months ago +7

      John G No humanity

    • John G
      John G 8 months ago +3

      No shame, no brains.

  • CastAway_Dave
    CastAway_Dave 8 months ago +17

    Down with another NAZI!

  • javi del
    javi del 8 months ago +8

    That guy was no thinking when talk,good luck looking for another job.

    • hrsqsiest
      hrsqsiest 8 months ago +2

      javi del
      Don't bet on it. You're talking about a state where the blind can get a concealed carry permit. I can see it now.
      Blind man: "Did I hit anything"?
      Waiter: "Yep. Two waitresses, the cook and I'm afraid that guys meatloaf won't pull thru".

  • Devonzell Pernell
    Devonzell Pernell 8 months ago +14

    Why do we even have insurance companies? Just curious.

    • umiluv
      umiluv 8 months ago +1

      Also health insurance companies exist because we don't have government issued health care like in other countries.
      Australia actually has both. So those who want a bit more than the basic services offered by the government, they can pay insurance companies for premium health coverage.

    • umiluv
      umiluv 8 months ago +1

      Devonzell Pernell - because of how expensive medical costs can get. It's a way to fund a general pool of money so that in case something happens you're covered. And in those instances when something does happen, then people aren't choosing between death or bankruptcy.
      It works out because the more people you have contributing to the pool, the more healthy people are contributing to cover those who get sick.
      The only problem with the system in America is that these insurance companies are for-profit instead of being non-profit. This is due to the idealogical views of capitalism where they believe bad insurance companies will be pushed out of the market for bad practices. Unfortunately, that doesn't take into consideration that people will die in the process.
      If certain things like the health industry, education and prison systems were not allowed to be for-profit, things might be very different in America. But capitalists argue that it would reduce the injection of cash in those industries from private dollars to make them offer better service.

    • Chad Austin
      Chad Austin 8 months ago +2

      Money. It makes some people rich.

  • Devonzell Pernell
    Devonzell Pernell 8 months ago +10

    So Republicans are trying to kill us through crappy healthcare. Just great, as if living in America wasn't hard enough. The people are going to crucify the Republicans if this passes the Senate and Trump signs it. Vote progressive in 2018.

  • Tommy Kawston
    Tommy Kawston 8 months ago +59

    every republican that voted for trumpcare needs to have their healthcare taken away. then put them on trumpcare and watch them die. lol

    • Tommy Kawston
      Tommy Kawston 8 months ago +5

      sara yes move the new epa director downtown flint with no bottled water.

    • God of destruction
      God of destruction 8 months ago +3

      Tommy Kawston you're right every Republican voted for this bill they need to sign up for this health care this is so tremendous and great

    • sara
      sara 8 months ago +2

      lets move them to flint too then

    • disgusted1
      disgusted1 8 months ago

      Problem with that is: they won't die fast enough.

  • Sonoma Calling!
    Sonoma Calling! 8 months ago +35

    His last name is Labrador? I guess it's appropriate because he's a little bitch.

    • Chad Austin
      Chad Austin 8 months ago +2

      Cooooooold bloooded.

    • Timothy McCaskey
      Timothy McCaskey 8 months ago +15

      Sonoma Calling!: That's an unfair and insensitive statement and you should apologize........... to every female dog on the planet!

  • jfsfrnd
    jfsfrnd 8 months ago +13

    I've has pneumonia twice once hospitalized. Yes I would have died twice without health care.

  • Devonzell Pernell
    Devonzell Pernell 8 months ago +8

    I feel in the future eventually one of these establishment politicians during a town hall meeting will be ripped down from the stage and beaten senseless for saying something stupid or no doing their job. Vote progressive. Also first.

    • Steve Hirsch
      Steve Hirsch 8 months ago

      Devonzell Pernell we can only hope...

    • Scott BC31H
      Scott BC31H 8 months ago +2

      Bring back tomatoes and rotten eggs.

    • Ladonna Brock
      Ladonna Brock 8 months ago +3

      Devonzell Pernell I'd pay money to see that! I'd pay to join in!