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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Tries to Scare People about Obamacare (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Fox News has attacked Obamacare since 2009, but recently went into overdrive when the individual mandate began on Oct. 1, which allows people to sign up for insurance coverage.

According to MediaMatters.org, Elisabeth Hasselbeck appeared on "Hannity" on Thursday night to warn Americans that Obamacare will "topple our entire society financially for the long haul."

Hasselbeck then claimed that President Obama was defending Obamacare because it is "nicknamed after him" (video below).

She then said that pediatricians "are gonna opt out of the system" and "you''re gonna have to pay for a phone call to your doctor."

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"You're gonna have to look at your child with a fever, for the first time, since the Great Depression, and think, 'Should I wait until tomorrow to go to the doctor because my second child might catch this, at least I can make more on my money,'" said Hasselbeck.

Hasselbeck provided no actual proof of any of her claims, nor did she mention that American parents have had to make hard choices about whether or not to go to the doctor for years under the present health care system that she supports.

The New York Times reported in 2009 that "nearly two out of three bankruptcies stem from medical bills, and even people with health insurance face financial disaster if they experience a serious illness."

In June of this year, CNBC stated, "Bankruptcies resulting from unpaid medical bills will affect nearly 2 million people this year—making health care the No. 1 cause of such filings, and outpacing bankruptcies due to credit-card bills or unpaid mortgages, according to new data."

Sources: CNBC, The New York Times, MediaMatters.org