Michele Bachmann: Obamacare "literally kills women, kills children, kills senior citizens" [VIDEO]

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Instead of looking at the number of people Obamacare helps insure, we should be concerned about how many it murders, Bachmann suggested today on the House floor.
We planned to take a least a 24-hour break from posting about Michele Bachmann... but then we saw video of remarks she made on the House floor today on the third anniversary of Obamacare's passage.

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It's no secret Michele hates Obamacare as if it were Satan incarnate. But we were still taken aback when we heard her express concern that it "literally kills women, kills children, kills senior citizens."

Here's a transcript of Bachmann's remarks, followed by the raw video:
The American people, especially vulnerable women, vulnerable children, vulnerable senior citizens, now get to pay more and get less. That's why we're here because we're saying let's repeal this failure before it literally kills women, kills children, kills senior citizens. Let's not do that! Let's love people, let's care about people. Let's repeal it now while we can.


The Hill puts Bachmann's floor speech in a charitable context:
Bachmann explained that under the healthcare law that many call "Obamacare," employers have an option of providing health insurance only to their employees, and not their families. She said women are two and a half times more likely to rely on their spouses for health insurance compared to men, and said business decisions to stop insuring families will fall hardest on women and their children.

She then said women and children who find themselves without health insurance would have trouble buying insurance at the state insurance exchanges.

"They can't go to a healthcare exchange because the healthcare exchange subsidies won't be available to the wife and children because the husband is covered," she said. "It's a bad, sneaky deal to pull on American women and on their children."

Bachmann added that women in this situation who lose their jobs would still be required to by insurance or face a fine under the law. In many cases, she said, they will find government-approved insurance plans too expensive, even though they do not qualify for Medicaid.

"Where are poor women supposed to go to buy health insurance they can afford? Not in the Obamacare regime," she said. "Where is she supposed to go when her very sick child has lost his health insurance from the employer that his daddy provided for him because his daddy had a job, his daddy had health insurance?"
But a "Quick look at Obama's health care law" published today by the AP takes a more sober look at Obamacare and the impact it will have when it rolls out in earnest later this year. Here's an excerpt:
-- It will move the U.S. closer to other industrialized nations that provide health care for all. About 30 million uninsured Americans are eventually to gain coverage, at an estimated cost of $1.3 trillion from 2013-2023. Insurers won't be able to turn away people with health problems.

-- The law mandates that most individuals have health insurance, provides subsidies to help pay premiums and penalizes people who can afford coverage but don't get it. It imposes penalties on businesses with 50 or more fulltime workers that don't offer coverage.

-- Health insurance exchanges set up in each state will offer subsidized private health plans to middle-class households. Medicaid, the government's health insurance for the poor, will be expanded to cover low-income people making up to about $15,400 for an individual. States can opt out of the Medicaid expansion.
In other words, Bachmann probably deserves another set of Pinocchios for claiming that Obamacare will "literally kill" anyone.


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Rick_Stoner
Rick_Stoner

So if the wife and child would be uninsured without Obamacare, and would die anyway, what's the downside to having it?

Randy Bell
Randy Bell

That's the Michele Bachmann I love...she should do stand-up comedy...lol

Ed Burn
Ed Burn

The entire state should be ashamed of this wart of a woman they've failed to remove from Congress. The 6th district, if not capable of seeing the light, needs a figurative slap on the side of the head.

TheConservativeJerk
TheConservativeJerk topcommenter

No, no, no; that's not Obamacare that literally kills women, kills children, kills senior citizens.  

That is done by Obama and his drones!

Sara Rice
Sara Rice

I feel like we need a Rob Lowe Parks & Rec meme to convey this properly... She is *literally* the worst rep ever.

Brandon Brosvik
Brandon Brosvik

Going up 3% is WAY better then the 18% before Obama care.

Donna Hatcher
Donna Hatcher

she is no match for Ventura, I think that would be TKO she would never get up from:-)

Sammy L Cater
Sammy L Cater

she is right..... why fine the people for not having coverage when they cant afford the coverage to begain with :( ..... my insurance premuims whent up 3% and covered less percentage the letter from them stated "due to the new insurance laws of obama care" so yea and from what i hear NO ONE has the right to be on a panel to decide who is sick enough or fits there agenda , in able for them to get "cured" or at least the attempts be made.

Adam Klugherz
Adam Klugherz

I honestly hope she never loses an election... the ability to point to get and say "that's a real republican" is priceless...

Kinnell Tackett
Kinnell Tackett

Maybe Ventura and her should have a wrestling match.

green23
green23 topcommenter

@Rick_Stoner  Yeah, that was the big thing that jumped out at me, too. 

What is Bachmann's alternative plan to provide health care to these people? She hasn't really outlined it. Reading between the lines, I would guess that it involves charity. If so, charity can exist alongside the ACA. 

She's saying that Obamacare (somehow) stops people from getting health care. But the entire 2008 campaign featured Republicans saying that people were *on their own* to figure out how to get health care. We were supposed to let people shake the dice, and then end up in the ER at the taxpayers' expense when they lost that roll. 

More and more, it seems that Republican rhetoric boils down to the heated accusation that Democrats aren't conforming to the caricature that Republicans created of them. And the nation is somehow supposed to be deeply upset about that. And, because Republicans were wrong about how Democrats think and vote, we should all vote Republican...because...DRONES!

I know. It makes no sense to me, either. But here we are.

green23
green23 topcommenter

@TheConservativeJerk  Wow, Kirk! You're totally right! The U.S. military has *never* killed women, children, or senior citizens before Obama was elected. Wait, that's not true... 

Now I get it! Sure, drones were used during the Bush Administration, but they only killed the *bad* women, children, and senior citizens. So it totally doesn't count! 

I guess what you are saying is that, instead of drones, we should be sending *actual human beings* into harm's way. Way to support the troops, Kirk! I mean, you did vote for the guy who got us *into* both wars...twice. 

Either way, you surely must realise that, by saying Bachmann is wrong, you are now part of the Evil Liberal Media Conspiracy. 

This latest is some of your most pathetic trolling yet.

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@TheConservativeJerk Yeah, and if GWB and Darth Cheney were doing this, you'd be waving the flag with full support. STFU!  As for the actual content of the article, Bachmann is a typical lying hypocrite - like the rest of her conservative brethren.  Worry about getting some jobs for the people of your district who are foolish enough to keep electing you.

keny1
keny1

@green23 Bush got congressional approval for both wars (yes, even from DFL members in Congress at the time). In fact, in case you don't remember, both Hilarity and Slick Willie Clintoon both claimed that Iraq had WMD's (they came to that conclusion from the very same CIA intelligence that Bush had received). So if you are going to blame anyone for the war in Iraq, blame the CIA. Blaming Bush is SOOOOOOO 2008.


green23
green23 topcommenter

@keny1  Hey, you're competing with Kirk for most pathetic trolling. 

Are you really proposing drone strikes on American cities? If so, why are you criticising Obama for his use of drones? 

You make absolutely no sense.

green23
green23 topcommenter

@keny1 @green23  Republicans spent *years* calling Democrats - even Democrats that *supported* the invasion and occupation - traitors and terrorist sympathisers.

Then, when it all went bad, suddenly the whole thing was the *Democrats'* idea. 

The point is that Obama didn't invent the use of drones in warfare, but Republicans seem to believe that he did. Drones killed people before Obama was in office. They will most likely continue to kill people after he leaves office. 

Really, just admit that you don't care about drones or about the Muslims being killed by them.

keny1
keny1

@green23 When will Obama use drones on the African American criminals who are wrecking havoc in Chicago? African Americans kill more people each year than the Taliban ever could. No, he will never do that. Because it would reduce his voter base. Wurd Up. *Counting the minutes before Rupar flags my post* Rupar hates facts.

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