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GOP health care efforts would hurt base

Posted: Oct. 3, 2017 10:15 am

To The Herald-Whig:

In a study posted online in the American Journal of Public Health and picked up by the Huffington Post, Jacob Bor, assistant professor at Boston University's School of Public Health, studied life expectancy in the counties of the U.S.

In summary, Professor Bor found in those counties where life expectancy gains were above-average, voters increasingly tended to vote Democratic. In counties that had below-average life expectancy gains, there was an increase in people voting Republican.

So, Republicans tried four times to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act with alternatives that would devastate health care for millions of people, especially in the rural parts of the country.

Question: Why would a national political party put so many people at risk? Answer: They were trying to increase the number of people who would vote for them.

Now I understand.

Steve Miller

Nauvoo, Ill.

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