After the last day of Supreme Court hearings about the health care reform law, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) told Fox News’ Sean Hannity that people are uninsured not because they can’t afford insurance, but because they choose to be uninsured (video below).
Rep. Bachmann did not cite any evidence to support her claim. Nor did the congresswoman mention that she receives government health care.
Bachmann said: "One argument that the government was trying to make is that somehow health care is uniquely different. That government can regulate it because everyone participates. Health insurance is not uniquely different."
"It’s still an opportunity that some people choose to engage in, but 40 million people do not. And the premise was made that people don’t buy insurance because they can’t afford it. That’s not true. There are people who just decide they want to roll the dice and take their chances that they won’t need insurance."