Michelle Bachmann claimed earlier this week that she had lost her health insurance due to Obamacare. She went on to tell Wolf Blitzer that her husband has specific medical conditions that need to be taken care of. When told she should be thankful that she won’t be denied or discriminated against for pre-existing conditions, Bachman stated “Actually, we were just fine before.”
While rendering herself as another victim of the Affordable Care Act, she admitted to not even checking the website to see if she could find better coverage for her family through the marketplace.
“Are you kidding? I’m not going to waste an hour on that thing,” she said. “I’m waiting until they fix this thing. I’m not going to sit there and frustrate myself for hours and hours.”
But Bachmann failed to mention that she and her republican colleagues are actually responsible for her alleged health insurance cancellation. Members of Congress are obligated to abandon their current employer coverage that is provided by the federal government and purchase a new plan through insurance marketplaces. This is thanks to Republican members of congress who formerly created this policy, known as the Grassley Amendment, in attempts to cause complications for Democratic lawmakers. It was strictly designed by Bachman’s conservative colleagues of the upper chamber and was passed through congress and made into law.
“We are forced to go on the websites and purchase the health insurance plan from the D.C. health exchange,” Bachmann said.
You can thank your friends for that.