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GOP lawmaker lies at town hall: “Nobody dies because they don’t have access to health care.”

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GOP lawmaker lies at town hall: “Nobody dies because they don’t have access to health care.”

There are few in Congress more desperate to repeal health care for the poor than Idaho Republican Raúl Labrador.

The founder of the ultra-right-wing House Freedom Caucus, Labrador has previously claimed health care is not a “basic human right,” despite the fact that the government pays most of his own health care costs — something he has tried to deny.

He initially opposed House Speaker Paul Ryan’s American Health Care Act to repeal Obamacare, but only because he thought it did not do enough to get rid of health coverage.

However, at the last minute, Republicans approved an amendment allowing states to let insurers charge more to people with pre-existing conditions like cancer, heart failure, obesity, asthma, mental illness, organ transplants, sleep apnea, gender reassignment, pregnancy, and even rape and domestic violence, Labrador finally decided the bill was horrible enough for him and voted to pass it.

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