Obamacare Repeal Will Not Kill Thousands

The hyperbole relies on cherry-picked data and outright distortions.

Repealing Obamacare will kill 24,000 people a year! No, 36,000! No, 43,000! The tax cuts are blood money!

There is more than a little hyperbole about the overhaul of Obamacare proposed by the House and the Senate, and the rhetoric about tens of thousands of deaths is not a bad example. The numbers are inflated, the studies are cherry-picked, the uncertainties are ignored, the context is dismissed, the framework is laughably distorted.

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