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Bachman: Doesn't Like The Facts Of Health Care So She Makes It Up

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6th District Congresswoman Michele Bachmann was on Larry King recently. Wonder if she missed any votes to be on this time?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6QjqDuHN2I&feature=player_embedded

Watch the piece. Count the number of things she makes up.

Politifact looked at what she said about costs going up and found:

But we’re rating Bachmann’s claim that "President Obama’s bill won’t bring down the costs (of health care) for average Americans — or really for very few Americans, if any." And on that, our interpretation of the CBO numbers indicates she’s wrong.

Using the strict, unsubsidized figures, 60 percent of Americans in the private insurance market should see their premiums fall. And taking into account the subsidies, a full 70 percent would see their premiums fall. And almost 94 percent would see their premiums either fall or stay the same. No matter how you slice it, the overwhelming majority are likely to see a decline. So we find her claim False.

Couple of other examples:

Michele Bachmann Apparently Doesn’t Like Japanese Health Care, Mike Bryant | March 05, 2010 9:37 AM

The Republican’s Declaration of Health Care Independence, Mike Bryant | February 16, 2010 9:39 AM