2018 MIDTERM ELECTION

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Jim DeMint/Heritage Foundation: "Let 9,800 people per year die!!"

Let the subsidies die

...This should be an easy choice for opponents of Obamacare. The end of federally subsidized exchanges will be the first step in freeing patients, doctors, and insurers from government control. Unbelievably, however, some are considering legislation to extend the subsidies, should the Supreme Court block them.

It would be uncaring and unfair for Congress to force taxpayers to continue funding Obamacare's subsidies that do nothing to lower the real cost of coverage nor increase healthcare choices for most Americans. Extending the subsidies would be political malpractice, not just a mere Band-Aid upon an infected wound. Rather than diagnosing the underlying disease — a broken, unsustainable system — such a patch would allow Congress and the president to avoid making the tough decisions about cost and quality of care.

(etc, etc, "freedom", etc, etc)

A brief filed on behalf of multiple public health scholars and the American Public Health Association, estimates that “over 9,800 additional Americans” will die if the justices side with the King plaintiffs. It reaches this conclusion by starting with an Urban Institute study showing that 8.2 million people will become uninsured in this scenario. As other research examining Obamacare-like reforms in the state of Massachusetts found that “for every 830 adults gaining insurance coverage there was one fewer death per year,” that translates to between 9,800 and 9,900 deaths if the justices back the plaintiffs in King.

*Including...

Craig H. Blakely, Ph.D., M.P.H Professor and Dean School of Public Health and Information Sciences University of Louisville Paul Brandt-Rauf, DrPH, M.D., Sc.D. Professor and Dean School of Public Health Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences University of Illinois at Chicago Paul D. Cleary, Ph.D. Dean Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health Yale School of Public Health Ayman El-Mohandes, M.D., M.P.H. Dean CUNY School of Public Health Gregory Evans, Ph.D., M.P.H. Dean Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Georgia Southern University A-2 John R. Finnegan, Jr., Ph.D. Professor and Dean University of Minnesota School of Public Health Assistant Vice President for Public Health at the University of Minnesota Sandro Galea, M.D., DrPH Professor and Dean School of Public Health Boston University Lynn R. Goldman, M.D., M.S., M.P.H. Michael and Lori Milken Dean Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Milken Institute School of Public Health The George Washington University Jody Heymann, M.D., Ph.D. Dean UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Michael J. Klag, M.D., M.P.H. Dean Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Richard S. Kurz, Ph.D. Professor and Dean UNTHSC School of Public Health Philip C. Nasca, M.S., Ph.D., FACE Dean, School of Public Health Professor of Epidemiology University at Albany A-3 Michael G. Perri, Ph.D., ABPP Dean, College of Public Health and Health Professions The Robert G. Frank Endowed Professor of Clinical and Health Psychology University of Florida Martin A. Philbert, Ph.D. Dean and Professor School of Public Health University of Michigan George G. Rhoads, M.D., M.P.H. Interim Dean Rutgers School of Public Health Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH Dean Alumni Distinguished Professor UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Joshua M. Sharfstein, M.D. Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Training Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Laura A. Siminoff, Ph.D. Dean and Laura H. Carnell Professor of Public Health College of Public Health Temple University A-4 Edwin Trevathan, M.D., M.P.H. Dean, College for Public Health and Social Justice Professor of Epidemiology, Pediatrics, and Neurology Saint Louis University CHAIRS Robert W. Blum, M.D. William H. Gates Sr. Chair Department of Population, Family & Reproductive Health Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Gregory L. Burke, M.D., M.Sc. Professor and Director Division of Public Health Sciences Wake Forest School of Medicine Doug Easterling, Ph.D. Professor and Chair Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy Wake Forest School of Medicine Kyle L. Grazier, DrPH, M.S., M.P.H. Chair, Department of Health Management and Policy Richard Carl Jelinek Professor of Health Systems Management School of Public Health University of Michigan A-5 Paula Lantz, Ph.D. Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management Milken Institute School of Public Health The George Washington University Aviva Must, Ph.D. Professor and Chair, Department of Public Health & Community Medicine Dean, Public Health & Professional Degree Programs Tufts University School of Medicine Oladele A. Ogunseitan, Ph.D, M.P.H. Professor of Public Health Professor of Social Ecology Chair, Department of Population Health & Disease Prevention Director of Research Education, Training and Career Development Institute for Clinical and Translational Science University of California, Irvine Melissa J. Perry, Sc.D, M.H.S., Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology Professor and Chair of Environmental and Occupational Health, and Professor of Epidemiology Milken Institute School of Public Health Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology School of Medicine and Health Sciences The George Washington University A-6 David Rosenbloom, Ph.D. Interim Chair Department of Health Policy and Management School of Public Health Boston University Laura Rudkin, Ph.D. Professor and Chair Centennial Chair in Preventive Medicine & Community Health The University of Texas Medical Branch José Szapocznik, Ph.D. Professor & Chair, Department of Public Health Sciences Professor of Architecture, Psychology, and Counseling Psychology & Educational Research Director, Miami Clinical & Translational Science Institute University of Miami Miller School of Medicine James M. Tielsch, Ph.D. Professor and Chair Department of Global Health Milken Institute School of Public Health The George Washington University Heather A. Young, Ph.D., M.P.H. Associate Professor/Associate Chair MPH Epidemiology Co-Director Dept. of Epidemiology & Biostatistics Milken Institute School of Public Health The George Washington University A-7 PROFESSORS Heidi L. Allen, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Columbia University School of Social Work Nancy E. Avis, Ph.D. Professor of Public Health Sciences Wake Forest School of Medicine Taylor L. Burke, J.D., L.L.M. Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management Milken Institute School of Public Health The George Washington University Lara Cartwright-Smith, J.D., M.P.H. Associate Research Professor, Health Policy and Management Milken Institute School of Public Health The George Washington University Alan B. Cohen, Sc.D. Professor of Health Policy and Management Boston University School of Management José F. Cordero, M.D., M.P.H. Professor, Human Development Graduate School of Public Health Medical Sciences Campus University of Puerto Rico A-8 Marisa Elena Domino, Ph.D. Professor Department of Health Policy and Management The Gillings School of Global Public Health Director of the Program on Mental Health and Substance Abuse Systems and Services Research, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research Training Program Director for the UNC-Duke Training Program in Mental Health Systems & Services The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Mark A. Espeland, Ph.D. Professor of Public Health Sciences Wake Forest School of Medicine Capri G. Foy, Ph.D., M.S. Assistant Professor Division of Public Health Sciences Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy Wake Forest School of Medicine Leonard H. Friedman, Ph.D., M.P.H., FACHE Professor Milken Institute School of Public Health The George Washington University Brant E. Fries, Ph.D. Professor, Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health and Research Professor, Geriatrics Center, School of Medicine, University of Michigan and Chief, Health Systems Research, Ann Arbor VA Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center A-9 H. Jack Geiger, M.D., MS Sci. Hyg. Arthur C. Logan Professor of Community Medicine City University of New York Sabina Gesell, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences Wake Forest School of Medicine Debora Goetz Goldberg, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.H.A. Assistant Research Professor of Health Policy and Management Center for Healthcare Quality Milken Institute School of Public Health The George Washington University Jay Graham, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Director of the MPH in Global Environmental Health Milken Institute School of Public Health The George Washington University John A. Graves, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Department of Health Policy Institute for Medicine and Public Health Sandra B. Greene, DrPH Professor of the Practice and Interim Chair Health Policy and Management Gillings School of Global Public Health The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill A-10 Scott L. Greer, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Health Management and Policy University of Michigan School of Public Health Peter Jacobson, J.D., M.P.H. Professor of Health Law and Policy Director, Center for Law, Ethics, and Health University of Michigan School of Public Health Holly Jarman Assistant Professor Center for Law, Ethics & Health / Department of Health Management & Policy University of Michigan School of Public Health David Kindig, M.D., Ph.D. Emeritus Professor of Population Health Sciences University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Nancy M. P. King, J.D. Professor and Co-Director, Center for Bioethics, Health, & Society Wake Forest University Leighton Ku, Ph.D., M.P.H. Professor of Health Policy and Management Milken Institute School of Public Health The George Washington University Michael S. Lawlor Professor of Economics and Public Health Wake Forest University A-11 David J. Lee, Ph.D. Professor Project Director/PI, Florida Cancer Data System Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Director of Graduate Programs Department of Public Health Sciences University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Shoou-Yih D. Lee, M.S., Ph.D. Professor Department of Health Management and Policy The University of Michigan School of Public Health Jeffrey Levi, Ph.D. Professor of Health Policy and Management Executive Director, Trust for America’s Health Milken Institute School of Public Health The George Washington University Suhui Li, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management Milken Institute School of Public Health The George Washington University Jay Maddock, Ph.D. Professor & Director Office of Public Health Studies University of Hawaii at Manoa A-12 Manya Magnus, Ph.D., M.P.H. Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Co-Director, MPH Program in Epidemiology Milken Institute School of Public Health The George Washington University Mary-Beth Malcarney, J.D., M.P.H. Assistant Research Professor, Health Policy and Management Milken Institute School of Public Health The George Washington University Wendy K. Mariner Edward R. Utley Professor of Health Law School of Public Health Professor of Law School of Law Boston University Anne Rossier Markus, J.D., Ph.D., M.H.S. Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management Milken Institute School of Public Health The George Washington University Stephen A. McCurdy, M.D., M.P.H. Professor and Director UCD Master of Public Health Program Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Department of Public Health Sciences University of California Davis School of Medicine A-13 Melissa McCarthy, Sc.D. Associate Professor, Departments of Health Policy Management & Emergency Medicine Milken Institute School of Public Health and the School of Medicine and Health Sciences The George Washington University Dr. John E McDonough, DrPH, M.P.A., Professor Director, Executive & Continuing Professional Education Harvard School of Public Health Phyllis D. Meadows, Ph.D., M.S.N., R.N. Associate Dean for Practice Clinical Professor, Health Management and Policy University of Michigan School of Public Health Michelle M. Mello, J.D., Ph.D. Professor of Law, Stanford Law School Professor of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University School of Medicine Alan C. Monheit, Ph.D. Professor of Health Economics Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs Rutgers University School of Public Health Cheryl B. Oakman, Ph.D., LSW, ACSW Assistant Professor School of Social Work College of Public Health Temple University A-14 Janet A. Phoenix, M.D., M.P.H. Assistant Research Professor, Health Policy and Management Milken Institute School of Public Health The George Washington University Patricia Pittman, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department, of Health Policy and Management Milken Institute School of Public Health The George Washington University Marsha Regenstein, Ph.D. Professor, Health Policy and Management Milken Institute School of Public Health The George Washington University Thomas C Ricketts, Ph.D., M.P.H. Professor of Health Policy and Management UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Deputy Director Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Richard Riegelman, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. Professor and Founding Dean Milken Institute School of Public Health The George Washington University Elizabeth Rigby, Ph.D. Associate Professor Trachtenberg School of Public Policy The George Washington University A-15 Kim Robien, Ph.D., RD, CSO, FAND Associate Professor Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Milken Institute School of Public Health The George Washington University Carlos Jose Rodriguez, M.D., M.P.H., FACC, FAHA Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine (Cardiology) Associate Director of Research, Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity Wake Forest School of Medicine Sara Rosenbaum, J.D. Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy Milken Institute School of Public Health The George Washington University Brendan Saloner Assistant Professor Department of Health Policy & Management Johns Hopkins School of Public Health John Sandberg Associate Professor, Global Health Milken Institute School of Public Health The George Washington University Mark Schlesinger Professor of Health Policy Yale University School of Public Health A-16 Lisa Benz Scott, Ph.D. Director, Program in Public Health Associate Professor, Health Technology & Management; Preventive Medicine; Dental Medicine Stony Brook University Health Sciences Center Naomi Seiler, J.D. Associate Research Professor, Health Policy and Management Milken Institute School of Public Health The George Washington University Peter Shin, Ph.D., M.P.H. Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management Director of Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Milken Institute School of Public Health The George Washington University Pam Silberman, J.D., DrPH Professor of the Practice Department of Health Policy and Management UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Sam Simmens, Ph.D. Research Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Director Biostatistics and Epidemiology Consulting Service (BECS) Milken Institute School of Public Health The George Washington University A-17 Sean L. Simpson, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Biostatistical Sciences Division of Public Health Sciences Wake Forest School of Medicine Sally A. Shumaker, Ph.D. Professor Department of Social Sciences & Health Policy Division of Public Health Sciences Wake Forest School of Medicine Benjamin Sommers, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Economics Harvard School of Public Health Health Policy and Management Eliot Sorel, M.D., DLFAPA Professor School of Medicine Health Sciences Milken Institute School of Public Health The George Washington University Freya Spielberg, M.D., M.P.H. Director of Community Oriented Primary Care Associate Professor, Prevention and Community Health Milken Institute School of Public Health The George Washington University Katherine Swartz, Ph.D. Professor of Health Economics and Policy Department of Health Policy and Management Harvard School of Public Health A-18 Joel Teitelbaum, J.D., LL.M. Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management Milken Institute School of Public Health The George Washington University Harsha Thirumurthy, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Health Economics Department of Health Policy and Management Gillings School of Global Public Health Faculty Fellow, Carolina Population Center University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Jane Hyatt Thorpe, J.D. Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management Milken Institute School of Public Health The George Washington University Elanah Uretsky, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Global Health and Anthropology Milken Institute School of Public Health and the Elliot School of International Affairs The George Washington University Susan F. Wood, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management and Environmental & Occupational Health GW Milken Institute School of Public Health The George Washington University Mark Wolfson, Ph.D. Professor Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy Division of Public Health Sciences A-19 Wake Forest School of Medicine Brad Wright, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Health Management & Policy College of Public Health University of Iowa