Larry Summers, director of the National

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Larry Summers, a former treasury secretary under Bill Clinton and White House economic adviser to President Obama, predicted that 10,000 Americans will die every year if the Republican tax reform bill becomes law.

“When people lose health insurance, they're less likely to get preventive care, they're more likely to defer health care they need, and ultimately, they're more likely to die,” Summers said on CNBC's “Squawk Box” on Monday.

Summers is referencing a provision in the bill that ends the individual mandate forcing people to sign up for health insurance or risk paying a penalty.

“I think this bill is very dangerous,” he added.

CNBC tweeted an article detailing Summers's claims.

Twitter reacted immediately.

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