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Did Obamacare Really Save Lives?

• https://www.lewrockwell.com, By Robert P. Murphy

 For example, Hillary Clinton tweeted out: "Forget death panels. If Republicans pass this bill, they're the death party."

Now to be sure, even if the claim were true, it still wouldn't follow that coercive redistribution of wealth was morally justified. However, as happens so often in political controversies, libertarians don't have to choose between property rights and preventing widespread suffering.  Believe it or not, the data suggest that if anything, ObamaCare actually caused more Americans to die.

None of what I write in this piece should be construed as an endorsement of the GOP bills. But the claim that they would "kill lots of people" is not valid.

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