Ann Coulter told “Fox & Friends” cohost Tucker Carlson that Obamacare killed her friend’s sister.
Coulter said the woman lost her coverage because Blue Shield pulled out of California.
“This does have real world consequences: I got up the other morning and got an email from a friend saying, ‘My sister almost died because of Obamacare,’” Coulter said Sunday. “She had been thrown off her insurance plan.”
She said the woman tried to sign up for Obamacare, but “couldn’t get through the website.”
“She started to get a fever, but she didn’t want to go to the emergency room – she didn’t know what it was – until she got her insurance. So she put it off, she put it off. Thursday she went into septic shock," she said.
Coulter reportedly gave a speech on Friday and when she returned to her hotel room she received an "email saying ‘My sister died from Obamacare.’”
“That is completely shocking,” Carlson said.
“But it isn’t,” Coulter said. “It’s expected. We knew this would happen. It’s a horrible story, and people need to know about these stories. I emailed her and asked her ‘Can I could tweet this?’ and she said, ‘Julie would be very happy for you to tweet this.’”
“Everything provided by the government gets worse and more expensive over time,” she explained. “Everything provide by the private sector gets better and less expensive over time.”
Health insurance through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is provided by private health insurance companies.
“I kind of knew all of this was going to happen,” she said.
Carlson added that Democrats continue not to take responsibility for the ACA.
“We have Obamacare for one reason and one reason only: For a brief, ghoulish period in recent history, Democrats controlled the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives,” Coulter wrote in October. “We don't have Obamacare because the public was clamoring for it. We have it because Republicans lost elections.”