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Rick Santorum Slams Uninsured Americans Who Signed Up for Obamacare (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum took aim at uninsured Americans today by claiming that many of the 6 million uninsured who signed up for health insurance via Obamacare won't “won’t make a payment” on their insurance premium.

During an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press" today, Santorum also bragged that he not only opposed Obamacare, which has helped cover about 10 million Americans (including Medicaid expansion), but also opposed "HillaryCare" in 1994, noted RawStory.com (video below).

“When I ran my ’94 election, it was on health care against the sponsor of HillaryCare,” Santorum claimed. “You look at what Obamacare is really doing, it’s driving up costs right now.”

However, Santorum presented no evidence that Obamacare is "driving up costs."

“You look at these number of 6 million people [signing up for Obamacare], I talked to insurance companies, you’re looking at anywhere from 20 to 50 percent of those who haven’t made a premium payment yet,” Santorum added. “Many of them are uninsured and probably won’t make a premium payment.”

Santorum, who is a devout Catholic, also insisted that Pope Francis was not focusing on social issues, noted TalkingPointsMemo.com.

"What he's doing is the right thing, which is, he's looking at a world and he's looking at his faithful that are, that are really struggling right now, struggling with their faith," stated Santorum. "And he wants to focus on the central thing, which is the good news."

Sources: TalkingPointsMemo.com and RawStory.com