During his "Pray In Jesus' Name" Internet show on Dec. 19, Klingenschmitt said, “We ought to look to the Lord for our health care."
Klingenschmitt then cited Exodus 15:26, which was addressed to Jewish people 2,000 years ago, and claimed it was proof that God would keep Americans free from disease, noted RightWingWatch.org (video below).
"He said that, 'If you listen carefully to the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all of his decrees, then God will not bring upon you any of the diseases that He brought upon the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, who heals you,'" said Klingenschmitt.
“Isn’t that inspiring? I mean I personally prefer to look to almighty God as my healer and not to the government as a substitute god or a substitute healer,” added Klingenschmitt, noted RawStory.com. “Will you pray with me? Let's pray. Father in Heaven, we turn away from the idolatry that so many have in their hearts, that they think government is a better healer than Jesus. But, Jesus, we know you are the healer.”
But the Bible never tells people they cannot seek health care from the government. Jesus said in Matthew 9:12, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick."
Klingenschmitt may have received government health care when he was a chaplain in the Navy.
He has also claimed that Obamacare causes cancer. In reality, the Affordable Care Act -- the official name for Obamacare -- is not actually government health care, but rather a list of laws that regulate health insurance companies and the coverage they sell.
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Health Policy Tracking Poll in December, individual provisions of ACA are popular with Americans, but ACA has a 46 percent unfavorable view, suggesting that millions of people in the U.S. may not realize what it actually is.