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Letter: GOP's death panel prophecy fulfilled

To the Editor:

During the Obama Administration when the Affordable Care Act was being debated and discussed (and it was debated and discussed by both the House and the Senate with the Congressional Budget Office providing numerous reports before it was brought to the vote in the Senate), the Republicans and Tea Party generated lies about the bill having a feature of "death panels."

This was never true of the ACA. But this is true of  the American Health Care Act (i.e. Trumpcare).

There will be death panels in this Republican bill. It will be at the state level.

The bill will allow states to opt out of the pre-existing conditions mandate and turn it into a “high-risk” pool.

What this means is that the states will now have the power to decide who they afford to pay for health care. The states are now the death panel, and they will decide who will live and who will die.

The Republicans'/Tea Party's prophesy about death panels has been fulfilled.

Helen Mlynarski

Chicago

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