Voters attending a packed town hall in Idaho erupted into loud boos and jeers after their Republican congressman defended the House passing a replacement for Obamacare by claiming “no one” dies due to lack of access to health care.
One day after House Republicans narrowly passed legislation on Thursday to partially repeal and replace Obamacare, voting 217-213 to kick tens of millions of Americans off of their affordable healthcare plans, Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) met with constituents at a town hall at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho.
Labrador was confronted by a woman who said the GOP bill, which makes major cuts to Medicaid, was essentially telling people to die.
“That line is so indefensible,” Labrador shot back. “Nobody dies because they don’t have access to health care.”
His response was immediately shouted down by the crowd.
Labrador received similar treatment at another town hall in April, when he said healthcare is not a “basic human right.”