No One Dies Because Of Lack Of Insurance
October 14, 2012 § 1 Comment
“We don’t have people that become ill, who die in their apartment because they don’t have insurance.”
- Mitt Romney, October 11, 2012
- Source: Columbus Dispatch
- Context: Discussing healthcare reform and repealing the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare or Romneycare), Mitt Romney claimed that people do not die because of a lack of health insurance. However, in September of 2011, ABC published a story on a 24 year old man who died because of a tooth infection which he could not get treated due to lack of insurance (also see the case of Andrew Urban) . A Harvard study has also linked a lack of insurance in the United State to 45,000 deaths a year.