Louie Gohmert on life expectancy: ‘You die earlier’ with socialist presidents and Obamacare

By David Edwards
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 10:14 EDT
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Louie Gohmert speaks to Fox News
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Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) recently warned that Americans lives were literally at stake if they did not elect a Republican president, and repeal or delay President Barack Obama’s health care reform law.

“I’m willing to postpone as much of it as we can, hoping that in 2016 we really will get a president who has the best interest of a free nation at heart and not one going socialist,” he explained to conservative radio host Lars Larson last week. “If we keep doing little fixes to it, that also helps keep it, so I would rather postpone it as much as possible without doing little fixes.”

“Because the little fixes could end up giving us a system where we see the mortality rate start coming down, you die earlier, not because it’s an actual death panel but because you don’t get the treatment,” Gohmert said.

As Right Wing Watch pointed out, the United States already has a lower life expectancy than other Western countries with universal health care.

Listen to the audio below from the Lars Larson Show.

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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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