GOP Rep. Raul Labrador asserted, "Nobody dies because they don't have access to health care."

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  • House Republicans face voters in home districts angry over health care bill
    By MORGAN WINSOR
    WATCH: GOP Rep. Raul Labrador asserted, "Nobody dies because they don't have access to health care."

    Some Republican members of Congress who voted for a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare are already facing angry voters at hometown forums.

    GOP Rep. Tom Reed, whose district in upstate New York includes the cities of Ithaca and Corning, was among the first to confront angry constituents at a town hall meeting Saturday morning, the first of three forums he held today.

    Photos posted on social media show Reed speaking to a crowd in Dunkirk, with some people holding signs declaring: "Keep your profits off my healthcare," "So long farewell Tom Reed" and "No conscience no heart."

    Reed tweeted photos of him engaging with attendees and thanked people for coming to the 9 a.m. ET meeting in Dunkirk and the 11:30 a.m. ET meeting in Busti.

    In a statement Thursday, Reed hailed the House's passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) as “a great victory” that will provide property tax relief for New Yorkers "who are unfairly forced to foot the bill for Medicaid."

    "Today is a great victory for the American people. We are finally on the path to fixing our broke and broken health care system," Reed said.

    The congressman also asserted that "the AHCA upholds protections for pre-existing conditions and the expansion of Medicaid, which help our most vulnerable populations,” although one of the most controversial provisions of the bill would give the states the option of seeking a waiver to allow insurance companies to raise premiums for people with pre-existing conditions.

    “The bill will also provide much needed property tax relief for New Yorkers who are unfairly forced to foot the bill for Medicaid," he said in the statement. "We care about giving people the freedom and flexibility to make their own health decisions while providing promised tax relief for middle-income families and small business owners."

    The House narrowly passed the bill Friday on a 217-213 vote, with all Democrats and 20 Republicans voting no. The measure is now before the Senate.

    Other Republican as well as Democratic House members are scheduled to hold more town hall meetings in their home districts around the country in the coming days.

    'Nobody dies because they don't have access to health care'

    An Idaho Republican congressman is facing criticism for a comment about the health care bill that he made at a town hall in his district Friday.

    A video posted on YouTube shows the Republican congressman responding to a woman who suggested that people die from a lack of access ti health care.

    “That line is so indefensible,” Labrador said. “Nobody dies because they don’t have access to health care.”

    His remark sparked an uproar at the event in Lewiston.

    'If you want to run for Congress, you had your chance'

    It doesn't appear to be only the House Republicans who voted for the measure who are taking heat.

    Wisconsin's Republican governor, Scott Walker got into a heated exchange with a Democratic county official in his state over the House bill at an event Friday to promote tourism.

    A video of the exchange shows Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson approaching the Republican governor as he was about to speak with reporters. Nelson claimed that 300,000 people in northeast Wisconsin could lose their insurance if the American Health Care Act becomes law.

    "This is a big deal. Three hundred thousand people in Northeast Wisconsin,” Nelson told the governor.

    "If you want to run for Congress, you had your chance," Walker said, repeating essentially the same reply several times during their exchange.

    Nelson, a Democrat, ran unsuccessfully for Congress last year, losing to Republican Mike Gallagher, who voted in favor of the American Health Care Act.

    Walker also told Nelson that the House bill is not something that Wisconsin has to deal with at this point.

    "It's not in front of us right now. It's not in front of this stage," Walker continued. "The plan is, I'm going to wait for what the Senate and the President do and see from there."

    Their conversation was captured on video by ABC affiliate WBAY and continues for several minutes.

    Next steps for the health care bill

    The American Health Care Act is now before the Senate, and the Senate Budget Committee must review it to determine which portions are in compliance with the rules of reconciliation, under which the bill only requires 51 Senate votes for approval.

    Republicans hold a slim majority in the Senate but several members are already wary of the health care plan.

    “At the end of the day, I think it'll be a Senate bill and then those two bills at some point will have to come together and we'll get started on that Senate bill immediately,” Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri, a member of Senate leadership, told ABC News on Thursday.
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Comments: 104

  • Hgfd hgfds54wert
    Hgfd hgfds54wert 1 month ago

    I know many many conservatives who love God and go to church yet will never even consider having their tax dollars go to a single payer system. Even though much of their taxes go to medicare. It's really bizarro world to me sometimes.

  • aries1970
    aries1970 1 month ago

    raul stop smoking the shit trumps does. your taking trump idiocy on board, no body in your or trumps group of friends, colleagues, or family, will be affected, because theyre insured or rich. the poor schmuck who loses his job, the poor, low income, even middle class, are basically going to suffer and in some cases die, they hold no value as humans or US citizens, in the eyes of trump his minions and insurance companies, its all about money, making as much profit by Immoral means as possible.

  • Andrew Kohler
    Andrew Kohler 1 month ago

    I really wish this video did not cut off the audience's reaction :-(

  • wjRainbow
    wjRainbow 1 month ago

    Um if there are any non-Americans watching this please don't stereotype this as the typical American lol we're dying iver here give us some pity

  • dampsalt
    dampsalt 1 month ago

    only lazy people don't have access to healthcare..

  • gop scum
    gop scum 1 month ago

    Is this filth mother fuckin' dog

  • georgetapadbol
    georgetapadbol 1 month ago

    Such a anatomic wonder : a grown man born with his head up his ass!

  • IC1101 G
    IC1101 G 1 month ago

    did anyone saw Democrat beying that stupid anywhere in 50 states?

  • Draw dex
    Draw dex 1 month ago

    Though it's hilarious the stupidity said, I'm aware of a wording fuckup when I see one. He may have meant that people don't get sick from the lack of healthcare. But then again, it's funnier to think he actually believes it as such.

    And btw, this is what those whom didn't want to support the conservative side meant when they let everyone speak. Because you let them make a fool of themselves by their own.

  • Jet Packinski
    Jet Packinski 1 month ago

    Aka why I want to move out of Idaho

  • ChannelColeslaw
    ChannelColeslaw 1 month ago

    How can anyone be raised to be this ignorant!?

  • dave canterra
    dave canterra 1 month ago

    Labrador... what an appropriate name. After all, he's the lapdog of the rich pricks that put him in office. He's the face of evil... really, he's evil. But ya know what, Idahoans will continue to vote for republicans because they are the dumbest people in America. As extreme as that may sound, it really is true. They can't understand that the republican party is the most evil institution in the world. I'd say to them.. WAKE UP!!... but I've tried to educate them and they are beyond help. They just allowed for the privatization of their hospital too. Labrador.... FUCK YOU!!!

  • MalenkyGoblin
    MalenkyGoblin 1 month ago

    Fuck those GOP bloodsuckers!

  • wesley rodgers
    wesley rodgers 1 month ago

    Unbelievable ..jeez.

  • Travis Himebaugh
    Travis Himebaugh 1 month ago

    .............
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    ........................ Uh... What?

  • Noah Cadigan
    Noah Cadigan 1 month ago

    That crowd reaction said it all

  • DrumWild
    DrumWild 1 month ago

    So is he saying that he is willing to give up his health care? BECAUSE WE, THE PEOPLE, ARE PAYING FOR IT. Shut down HIS health care, and give us back OUR money. Then we'll see what he has to say about it.

  • Jonssyy Jons
    Jonssyy Jons 1 month ago

    No more taxpayer funded healthcare for his dumb ass then.

  • King Bugs
    King Bugs 1 month ago

    That crowd's reaction basically sums up the stupidity of that statement.

  • Frank Champion
    Frank Champion 1 month ago

    Typical republicunt...completely out of touch with reality

  • adlerzwei
    adlerzwei 1 month ago

    Pure evil. who voted for this guy? Shame on you. 😐

  • HockeyPwnsBaseball
    HockeyPwnsBaseball 1 month ago

    Before Obamacare, 20,000-40,000 Americans would die annually because they did not have health care (many of them were children). Labrador's comments are ridiculous and show how out of touch he is.

  • Norm Barnett
    Norm Barnett 1 month ago

    Actually, he's right. Nobody dies because they have access to health care. People die because their brains don't have access to blood, which makes me wonder why this guy isn't dead.

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    And the crowd laughs and boos. Those words will come back to haunt him.

  • Polarbear 123
    Polarbear 123 1 month ago

    Throw out all these mother fuckers!

  • flynt01
    flynt01 1 month ago

    This is a microcosm of the GOP and how much they care about the middle and lower class.

  • Sean Cassidy
    Sean Cassidy 1 month ago

    tell that to people in the rural 3rd world u ass

  • flor wast
    flor wast 1 month ago

    According to studies, tens of thousands die every year due to lack of health insurance.

  • Scott K
    Scott K 1 month ago

    Bet that pervert is in his moms basement looking at gay porn right now lol I knew from first post he wasn't right

  • Jj Moss
    Jj Moss 1 month ago

    Loving it. That Ali pervert is taking a beating. Everyone hates a bigoted perv

  • Matthew Kiser
    Matthew Kiser 1 month ago

    I have no tolerance for perverted men going into women restrooms. Very sick and inexcusable to defend.

    • Paul Lee
      Paul Lee 1 month ago

      What about gay men going into men's bathrooms?


  • icefyer2
    icefyer2 1 month ago

    Just a tad bit appalled by this. I've lost my entire large intestine when it went septic, I was close enough to death that I was actively hallucinating. I was in the hospital for an entire month, got out on several antibiotic injections into an IV line I still had, went back in for blood clots in my legs and lungs, then spent half a year recovering and learning to walk again because my abdominal muscles were shot and my legs had atrophied. The only reason I'm alive was because of health care, especially medicare / caid, because there's no way I could afford to live if I didn't.

    • icefyer2
      icefyer2 1 month ago

      Kind of. I've got plenty of different conditions. Born 3 months premature, got scars over a lot of my body from various surgeries on nearly every body part, heart condition, cerebral palsy. Basically my body's falling apart at only 25, which is why people who call me a leech for having disability piss me off.


    • Kevin Two
      Kevin Two 1 month ago

      When being alive is a pre-existing condition.


    • Gary Anderson
      Gary Anderson 1 month ago

      icefyer Republicans think it was your fault.


  • Scott K
    Scott K 1 month ago

    Deface the Nation lmao u have to love Trump for exposing fake news. Think about it. Top donors refused to help Trump. Conservatives would not endorse. Hillary out spent 10-1. Millions of illegals who voted for slut Hillary. And Trump still won a electoral college landslide. Wait till 2020 when all conservatives will be on the Trump train and millions of illegal voters will be deported. Can u say another 4 years. We r on a roll

    • qhsperson
      qhsperson 1 month ago

      And your ignorance is pretty damned monumental as well.


    • Jj Moss
      Jj Moss 1 month ago

      qhsperson Keep dreaming loser. Sooner or later you have to wake up to reality. We in charge now. No more racist bigoted policies that we have endured the past eight years. The terrorist liberal thugs are no longer tolerated. Rioting, looting and burning down neighborhoods is going to end. Illegals will be deported and citizens to break law will be jailed. You're full and no one but yourself snowflake.


    • qhsperson
      qhsperson 1 month ago

      Your ignorance of what actually went on in the last campaign is immense. And your faith in Trump is sadly misplaced.


  • Scott K
    Scott K 1 month ago

    Christmas Tree on town square offends snowflakes. Freaks in wigs and dresses watching little girls pee pee doesn't. The 2nd amendment offends snowflakes. Billy wanting to put his Willy in Johnny's butt doesn't. Not hard to see y normal Americans voted Trump president. U have a losing game plan. U want a middle income family to pay 3 times more under Obamacare to pay for some illegals emergency room visit to drop an anchor baby. Please, don't change ur game plan. Us patriotic Americans love winning

  • Gary Anderson
    Gary Anderson 1 month ago

    World class stupid he is, but, hey, he's a republican congressman, so that pretty much goes with the territory.

  • John Grasing
    John Grasing 1 month ago

    #NotHuman

  • Grignak01
    Grignak01 1 month ago

    Why do all the videos of this cut off before he finishes speaking. Personally I'd like to hear the entire statement and not a soundbite.

    • qhsperson
      qhsperson 1 month ago

      Perhaps because what follows is too gruesome for the average viewer. Or at least, that's what I hope.


  • Paul Henry
    Paul Henry 1 month ago

    Maybe now his idiot constituents will see just what kind of a scumbag this guy is.

    • adlerzwei
      adlerzwei 1 month ago

      Paul Henry Maybe they are just as evil as his is. 😔


  • Scott Engel
    Scott Engel 1 month ago

    There is no minimum IQ to run for office.

    • TheReddaredevil223
      TheReddaredevil223 1 month ago

      Actually, the lower the IQ the better.


    • KD KD
      KD KD 1 month ago

      especially republican, you can run into the Negative deficit IQ and it will actually turn out well.


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    Fuck these pieces of dog shit, I hope they get slowly eaten by packs of rabid squirrels.

  • Rick Somers
    Rick Somers 1 month ago

    He just got voted out of his office... This snipet will definitely be shown from his opponent at the next election. How would anyone vote for this lying corrupt politician in the future?

    • Rock Lobster
      Rock Lobster 1 month ago

      he's running for governor next election so as of 2018 he will no longer represent me in Congress. He better not win governor though. but if he doesn't Butch Otter will almost definitely take it again and fuck that guy too.


    • xfactor541
      xfactor541 1 month ago

      Androgen Idol you said it perfectly. Bernie Sanders is the answer. This rigid two-party shit needs to stop.


    • SumatranRhino
      SumatranRhino 1 month ago

      He is COMPLETELY safe here in Idaho. Honestly, Hitler or Stalin could run under the GOP banner in this state and be handily re-elected.


    • Androgen Idol
      Androgen Idol 1 month ago

      Republican voters love getting fucked in the ass while thinking everybody else is getting it worse, Rick, just throw in some horseshit about freedom and Jesus and they'll vote in the nation's worst lawmakers every time


  • Richard Battle
    Richard Battle 1 month ago

    Can someone post the full video so I can hear how long the laughter goes on for??

    • Guillermo Fernandez
      Guillermo Fernandez 1 month ago

      I don't think they are laughing. I think they are outraged and offended.


  • Teresa C
    Teresa C 1 month ago

    just wtf I have no other words

  • S C G
    S C G 1 month ago

    Only a GOP rep would be ignorant and stupid enough to make such a buffoonish statement.  And while I haven't done any research to confirm this, I'd be willing to bet before doing so that he's also Mormon.  How typical.

    • Sgt Chickenwing
      Sgt Chickenwing 1 month ago

      Jj Moss "I did lay in beach naked with them."
      "STD was always a possibility anytime."
      "If you are a red blooded American male"
      You sound like an Eastern European trying to pose as an American "yankee" lol.


    • Jj Moss
      Jj Moss 1 month ago

      S C G as liberal g as you know you you put foot in mouth when describing how I was. Take care. No hard feelings


    • S C G
      S C G 1 month ago

      +Jj Moss   I've been an accountant for 30+ years so your advice isn't needed.  Plus after your behavior last night it is not possible to view you as credible.  Sorry, but that will be all.


    • Jj Moss
      Jj Moss 1 month ago

      S C G did you read story on the Catholic School in California that invested $15,000 into Snapchat in 2012. And when Snapchat went public few months ago that School sold 2/3 ($10,000) of investment and made $23 million. No I never hit anything that big. But if someone Roth IRA turn out big like that after 30-40 years. It would be tax free.


    • Jj Moss
      Jj Moss 1 month ago

      S C G Story is 100% true. You have people bitching bout Wall Street and big corporations and CEO's making too much money. Then the same complainers will camp out for days waiting to be one of first people to buy a freaking $1,000 smartphone. If they took that $1,000 a line and put it in Dow Jones 30 or S&P 500 and left 40 years they would have a nice nest egg. No they rather be cool and have latest phone and keep bitching about rich companies. They could invest and be part of those companies. As far as the college girls. Yes I did lay in beach naked with them. But unless a condom failed I don't have any yankee kids. Always A possibility. Remember I don't drink. So I was always in control of my actions. STD was always a possibility anytime. But when you are local and know the seen. If you are a red blooded American male you are going to do what is natural. And it's no joke about woman liking a southern boy accent. I actually use to think I sounded bad listening to self on a recording. But northern girls are actually the ones that made me realize my accent was an asset. Back to money. Buy a freaking Roth IRA. Can cash at 59 1/2 tax free on principal and entire interest.


  • Al Pe
    Al Pe 1 month ago

    The dude is crazy, just because his cover not all the people have to cover their own insurance, 2018 are you here already.

  • tatlas
    tatlas 1 month ago

    It would be fantastic if Labrador  said that in Puerto Rico.
    He'd most likely get his ass kicked.

  • IYFR Radio
    IYFR Radio 1 month ago

    Let's take away your insurance and we'll see who dies motherfucker.

    • Coyote Bongwater
      Coyote Bongwater 1 month ago

      Jj Moss I can't quite understand what you were trying to say in the ramble you had there after the first comment(which I think was made under the assumption I was touting immaginary universal healthcare provisions in congress, so maybe have a gander at that), probably because you seem so inconsolably upset you can't type straight, but it's kinda funny. I suppose because you tried to "question," to put it lightly, my intelligence in the most strange and inarticulate way I've seen in a while. At any rate, I must admit skepticism for your claims of gainful federal employment, since you have the foul mouth and mannerisms of an ill-tempered child with colic, but I'll humor you and explain myself, so maybe you won't be so quick to try and dehumanize and attack me with blind assumption and that nasty temper.

      I'm a 48 years old Missouri GM employee and single father with a modest education, but a very modest income, and I have a young daughter to look after. A lot of where I stand comes from seeing what she herself stands to lose. Funny, though, that you mention my mother, because people like you inadvertantly killed her in quite a cruel fashion. She passed because she hid her cancer for two years to avoid putting financial strain on our families to support her through her required medical care. Why? Because her mother was foolish enough to expect that the bill for her breast cancer surgeries wouldn't end up being $166k, with aftercare upwards of $3k and a slue of smaller related costs. It broke my bank, her bank, and my parents' bank--and things still haven't changed since the 70's, despite the rest of the world showing us up tenfold and all of the emperical evidence to support the laurels of a universal healthcare system. No one in the developed world outside the US debates it anymore. Now we're the only developed nation that still supports a broken private system, one so unpopular and indefensable that it is to be laughable, at the best of times.

      Even though we pay almost as much for healthcare in taxes as we do federal and nearly 60 percent of the entire healthcare industry is already supported by that small individual tax alone, universal healthcare is kept from us, and even the weak protections you and I enjoyed under the AHCA, a creation of the minds of Reagan and Romey, are set to be repealed if Trumpcare 3.0 passes. But... oh, shucks. As it turns out, section 1312(d)(3)(D) is on the list to be kept in the new bill, while we, the people, lose those taxpayer protections, we lose protections for pre-existing conditions despite the promises the GOP made to us, and we lose $800b from medicare(the most popular healthcare in the country).

      So, buddy 'ol pal, no one cares about how hard you suppossedly worked in your federal bubble *outside of that bubble.* And you are sorely outnumbered. The federal government is not more deserving of care than their constituants, of whom they owe their position and duty. The same healthcare rules that apply to you should apply to all citizens. This is a society, and if you don't want to work with us, then I'm afraid your party's seats will be lost, like yours and the corporate democrat's popularity already has been. Single-payer is the majority opinion, and even Satan his'self-- Fox news--said recently that it was an inevitability. Progress is a river that moves ever forward, and it cares not for the rocks that object so boistrously. Now, when you reply, and this is fun so I sincerely hope you do, best wishes if not. But try not to move the goal-post too far, my friend.


    • Jj Moss
      Jj Moss 1 month ago

      Coyote Bongwater but it is funny knowing that assholes that won't work or complaining about not having something for you given to them. If you can't afford to support your cell and if your mom he can't pay for you but I suggest you crawl back up in her pussy and vanish you worthless piece of shit. Any idiot that doesn't have since enough to know they are being brainwashed doesn't deserve anything.


    • Jj Moss
      Jj Moss 1 month ago

      Coyote Bongwater your talking to some one who works Federal govt. Congress does not have their own little healthcare club. They are under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) the same as 8 million other federal workers and federal retirees are. You jealous have-nots can bitch and whine all you want . You can listen to the fake news that gives you only the information they want you to hear so idiots like you will raise cane. The govt pays a portion of our premiums based on what plan we choose. Today it's about 66-72 % cost. It was started in 1960. It's a benefit that comes with the job. Congress is not going to take away a health plan that's been around for 57 years to pacify a bunch CNN crybabies. The federal workforce and federal retirees consist of Liberals conservatives and independent people. You can blow that shit someone else's ass. Conservatives don't have their own little club and fucking the American people. This is one issue that I can guarantee liberals and conservatives will agree on. Wash DC is 90% liberal workforce and you can bet nobody is going to take their healthcare away. If you going to debate me you better pack a fucking lunch and know what the fuck you talking about. Your ignorance does not make an argument. For guidance I suggest you contact the office of personnel management that oversees the federal employee work force and federal retirees. But guess what you won't get any help because you're not part of the 8 million club. That's just the fucking way it is sucker. We worked and earned our benefits. You don't get what we got because you're not part of our club. I will close this out but tell on you sometimes it is best to remain silent and thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. Because asshole you have removed all doubt tonight.


    • Coyote Bongwater
      Coyote Bongwater 1 month ago

      Scott K No, actually he doesn't pay for all of his healthcare. Congress members and other govt. officials get affordable healthcare through Section 1312(d)(3)(D) of the ACA, and this will remain under Trumpcare 3.0. Meanwhile, you and I aren't considered good enough to have those same protections. You have a search engine, use it before you open your mouth and embarass yourself, friend.


    • elgmalone
      elgmalone 1 month ago

      Scott K politicians, like Raul Labrador get government provided health care, paid for by the tax payers, for life. The have the best health care in the country and they get that no matter what plan they vote on for the rest of us to strughle with. So, yes, he should lose that privilege a nd forced to have to deal with the same health care policies he places upon us.


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