Fox guest: "Denying someone Medicaid is not going to kill them. People die on Medicaid all the time"

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From the June 28 edition of Fox News' Your World with Neil Cavuto:

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NEIL CAVUTO (HOST): If you have any concern about this, then you're heartless or clueless. For example, these arrests going on Capitol Hill are those who say essentially that, the Republican efforts to sort of change this. This is their way of saying, look, what Republicans are coming up with is tantamount to murder. How do you counter an argument like that?

BRE PAXTON: Well, I think you could counter an argument by saying simply that you're wrong. Denying someone Medicaid is not going to kill them. People die on Medicaid all the time. I think we need to say that coverage isn't the same thing as healthcare. Many people who are on Medicaid, they get denied coverage and treatment from doctors all the time because of reimbursement for healthcare professionals is really crummy, right? A lot of times they're forced to go to emergency rooms and wait times have expanded very drastically, right? A lot of people in emergency rooms who are waiting to get seen and die while they're in the waiting room, right? 

Previously:

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Neil Cavuto, Brie Paxton
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