When conservatives made charges that more people will die under Obamacare, Democrats reacted by calling the comments absurd and just talk to frighten people. Now, Bernie Sanders is running around like Chicken Little telling everyone that if Obamacare is repealed, 36,000 people will die each year.
“As Republicans try to repeal the Affordable Care Act, they should be reminded every day that 36,000 people will die yearly as a result.”
— Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.), in a tweet, Jan. 12, 2017
With the fate of the Affordable Care Act hanging in the balance, the rhetorical warfare is only going to get worse. Earlier this week, we looked at an exaggerated GOP claim about Obamacare premiums.
Then this tweet caught our eye: