This seems like a pretty basic point, yet people keep arguing the opposite: if you take away health insurance from millions of people, then people will die. Why is this controversial?
The specific numbers might be hard to agree upon, and even harder to forecast if the Republican bill is passed. But the link is clear: a lack of health insurance could increase the risk of death for millions of Americans.
But while estimates disagree, the researchers who produce them often do not. In a 2013 Politifact interview, the author of the Urban Institute study, Stan Dorn, said: “It makes sense that as time goes by … health insurance coverage has greater impact on health outcomes.”
Those who support stripping health insurance way from people need to own this.