Michele Bachmann Lies, Obamacare Edition

Michele Bachmann lost her health insurance? Not so fast, folks.

Crazy Eyes is at it again, folks. Yes, today's Bachmann lie is her claim that she "lost her health insurance" under Obamacare.

Whining to CNN this morning, Bachmann made a big show of painting herself as victim.

Rep. Michele Bachmann says she is one of the people who lost their health insurance because of Obamacare and she won’t go shopping on a health exchange until it’s fixed.

“Are you kidding? I’m not going to waste an hour on that thing,” the Minnesota Republican said when Wolf Blitzer asked her on CNN on Thursday if she’d signed up on the exchange website. “I lost my health insurance under Obamacare. And so now I’m forced to go into the D.C. health exchange. I’m waiting until they fix this thing. I’m not going to sit there and frustrate myself for hours and hours.”

Hmmm. As a member of Congress, she is covered by the Congressional plan which taxpayers subsidize. The only way she "loses" her health insurance is to actually opt out of it, in writing. Funny how she forgot that part.

Appearing with her on the “Situation Room,” Democratic strategist Paul Begala seized on her comments about her husband’s health issues, saying she should be thankful for President Barack Obama’s health care law.

“Actually, we were just fine before,” Bachmann said.

Bachmann did not explain what about Obamacare caused her to lose her health insurance. The health law technically requires congressional staff go on the D.C. exchange, but it’s up to the individual congressional office to determine who qualifies as “official office” staff, so many Republicans have placed their aides on the exchange while Democrats have been split.

Just in case there was any doubt, this is really just another day, another Bachmann lie.

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