Courtesy of Think Progress:
At Thursday’s event, which was sponsored by CNN and moderated by Jake Tapper, Jeff Jeans introduced himself as a lifelong Republican who once worked on the Reagan and Bush campaigns. “Just like you, I hated the Affordable Care Act,” he told Ryan.
But then, at 49 years old, Jeans was diagnosed with a curable type of cancer. His doctors gave him just six weeks to live if he didn’t pursue treatment.
“Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, I’m standing here today alive,” he said. “I rely on the Affordable Care Act to be able to purchase my own insurance. Why would you repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement?”
In response Ryan literally lied to this man by telling him that the Republicans would never do that, even while the Republicans are actively working to do that.
The Republicans do NOT have a plan for replacing Obamacare, and they know it.
If they take away the protections in the Affordable Care Act people like Jeff Jeans will be kicked off their health care plans by greedy insurance companies and they will surely die without adequate coverage.
I would urge every single family who loses a loved one due to the Republican lies, to blame them in their obituaries, and to send them a copy of the bill for the end of life care no longer covered by insurance.