from The Georgia Public Policy Foundation Friday Facts 7/7/17

Food for thought: A total of 31 states and the District of Columbia expanded Medicaid under ObamaCare. Oren Cass of the Manhattan Institute reports that in 2015, age-adjusted mortality rose and life expectancy declined for the first time since the early 1990s and mortality rose more in Medicaid expansion states. “Despite implementation of the ACA, there were 80,000 more deaths in 2015 than had mortality continued to decline during 2014–15 at the same rate as during 2000–2013.” 


Just a correlation. Yet if I were to claim that the ACA killed 80,000 people my statement would have much better logic and statistical support than the claims from the regular assortment on the left that the Republican Health Plan is going to kill however many they make up for their talking points.