GOP Rep. Says ‘Nobody Dies’ From Losing ‘Access To Health Care’ (VIDEO)

Labrador Town Hall U.S. Congressman Raul Labrador talks during a town hall at Meridian Middle School in Meridian, Idaho, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Labrador is holding a town hall, the first of the state's congressio... Labrador Town Hall U.S. Congressman Raul Labrador talks during a town hall at Meridian Middle School in Meridian, Idaho, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Labrador is holding a town hall, the first of the state's congressional delegation to do so since the November election. (Kyle Green/Idaho Statesman via AP) MORE LESS
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May 6, 2017 11:30 a.m.

Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) said during a Friday town hall in Idaho that “nobody dies” from losing their health insurance while defending the House Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, the Idaho Statesman reported.

During a town hall in Lewiston, Idaho, an attendee suggested to the congressman that making cuts to Medicaid could lead to people dying.

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

His response was met with boos from the audience.

Watch a clip of the exchange:

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