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Pastor Claims Obamacare Prepares People to Accept Mark of the Beast (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Pastor Matthew Hagee was recently asked by a viewer of his "Hagee Hotline" if Obamacare was increasing the "risk of America supporting one world government measures."

Obamacare has nothing to do with a one world government, but Pastor Hagee told the viewer that she was right, notes RightWingWatch.org (video below).

"Obamacare is the kind of legislation that causes people to rely on the government than to take responsibility for themselves," Hagee claimed.

"Anytime individuals are prepared to depend on the government, they are preparing themselves for the kind of global dictatorship that is described in the end times," Hagee added. "I'm not saying that Obamacare takes us towards that. I'm saying that it is the kind of behavior that allows that.

"It enables people to look at a leader in the future and say, 'Certainly, you can give me a mark and that mark will keep me in terms of trading and doing all of the things that I want to do, buying and selling of goods and services, no problem. I'll do it because you're the government and you said I need it,'" Hagee stated.

Hagee added that government programs like Obamacare "lead us on a path and in a direction that in the end will take us to what the Bible describes as a one world government."

However, according to Politifact.org, Obamacare is not government health care. That false Republican claim was debunked back in 2010. Politifact.org debunked it again in 2012.

In reality, Obamacare is a set of guidelines that oversee the private insurance industry, which still sells policies to millions of Americans.

According to a study by the Commonwealth Fund in June, the U.S. for-profit private health care system ranks last among 11 developed countries for health care access, equity, quality, efficiency and health. Many of the countries that ranked ahead of the U.S. had real government health care, which Hagee opposes.

Sources: RightWingWatch.org, Politifact.org, Commonwealth Fund