Charles Blow Drops Truth Bomb About Obamacare Repeal: ‘People Literally Die' Without Health Care

New York Times columnist and commentator Charles Blow issued a scathing warning for top Republicans who are now planning their long-salivated over repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

“One thing that’s important.. lack of health care is a slow creeping death,” Blow explained on CNN.

Blow went on to explain that the effects won't be seen as a plague; rather the deaths will go under the radar.

"You won’t necessarily see people dying left and right in the street but eventually they die because you don’t have health care. It’s preventive care that keeps you alive. Treatment of people that have diseases that are — or situations that are considered to be preexisting conditions. People literally die. And what we’re going to see is people die. That is a real thing, That is not about partisanship, that’s a real thing."

Blow also delivered a message in response to Paul Ryan's plan to defund Planned Parenthood as part of the Obamacare

"Women in particular get services from Planned Parenthood that are not about abortions," Blow told CNN host Don Lemon and Republican strategist Kevin Madden. 

The organization estimates that 2.5 million women and men benefit from its health services annually. And even before Ryan's announcement Thursday, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards had been inundated with post-election calls from Trump voters unaware that they could now lose their health care.  

But Blow urges Americans angered by these policies to do a lot more than just tweet passively. 

“I learned in Sunday school a long time ago as little boy — they used to say ‘faith without works is dead,'” Blow said. “I also believe resistance without action is dead, you have to do something, can’t just be posting online, tweeting people… you have to donate your time and money.”



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