A Fox News host is right about the fact that we’re all going to die eventually, but this logic should not be used to defend Trumpcare’s provisions that would strip tens of millions of their health insurance. Many of us do want to postpone our last day on this planet as long as possible.
Fox News Blasts Liberal ‘Hysteria’ over TrumpCare
Still, Fox News’ Lisa Kennedy Montgomery staunchly believes that the ongoing controversy about TrumpCare is much ado about nothing as the survival rate for everyone drops to zero in the long run. Montgomery made the remark during a conversation about the GOP Senators’ decision to put the vote for TrumpCare on hold as they don’t seem to have enough votes to pass it.
The Fox News host blasted the liberal “hysteria” about the healthcare reform plan, which would force 22 million Americans out of their health insurance by 2026, because “we’re all going to die” anyway.
You know what the crazy thing is? We’re all going to die. And they can’t predict — there’s no way unless they are absolutely psychic and have a party line to heaven, […] who’s going to die or when or how many people,
Lower Mortality and Access to Health Care Tightly Connected
However, the Foxie fails to understand that there is a well-documented association between lower mortality rates and a superior healthcare system. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that better healthcare was linked to lower death rates among patients with cancer, heart disease, and infections, which are all conditions that need good access to medical care.
Montgomery’s stance may be extreme, but she’s not the only one to deny the link between health insurance and lower risk of premature death. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) told the news channel Tuesday that healthcare coverage has become an “oppressive burden” on the shoulders of lower-earning Americans.