Trump's no 'dying in the streets' pledge faces reality check
July 16, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has often said he doesn't want people "dying in the streets" for lack of health care.
But in the United States, where chronic conditions are the major diseases, people decline slowly. Preventive care and routine screening can make a big difference for those at risk for things such as heart problems and cancer, especially over time.
That edge is what doctors and patients fear will be compromised if Republican efforts to repeal the Obama-era health law lead to more uninsured people. The uninsured tend to postpone care until problems break through.