Bachmann: Repeal Obamacare Before it Kills People

Your News Companion by Ben Mathis-Lilley
March 21 2013 3:40 PM

Michele Bachmann Calls on Lawmakers to Repeal Obamacare Before It “Literally” Kills People

Rep. Michele Bachmann had been out of the spotlight lately, but chose the third anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act to make a big comeback. And show us she has no intention of changing her ways. Bachmann went on the floor of the House and warned American citizens will soon begin to drop dead because of Obamacare.

In typical Bachmann fashion, she railed against President Obama and the health care reform for about 10 minutes. In what Mediaite calls “one of the most impassioned sections of her speech,” Bachmann said her fellow lawmakers needed to help her quest to repeal the law before it “literally” kills people.

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“Let’s repeal this failure before it literally kills women, kills children, kills senior citizens,” Bachmann said on the House floor. “Let’s not do that. Let’s love people. Let’s care about people. Let’s repeal it now while we can.” She also accused Obama of wanting the government to take over health care.  “What he demanded and insisted upon is that the government have 100 percent control over health care,” Bachmann said.

Bachmann wasn't alone in making some odd critiques of health care reform. Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama said Obamacare is destroying the "greatest health care system the world has ever known," reports the Huffington Post. Sure, it may be true that “we’ve got people that die sooner than some other countries” but “we have a lot of things. We have more obesity, more smoking, less people taking care of themselves sometimes." But “that doesn't mean our health care is not the best in the world.” (Watch video after the jump.)


Daniel Politi has been contributing to Slate since 2004 and wrote the "Today's Papers" column from 2006 to 2009. You can follow him on Twitter @dpoliti.

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