Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has done it again, Think Progress reports. On Friday, Bachmann said the public-option proposal is in fact a plan to turn America into Cuba, by driving the private health insurance industry out of business:
“What the Obama administration will do with health care is make us like Havana in 1959, when Castro came in,” said Bachmann. “In other words, no private health insurance company will be able to write another health insurance policy once the government takeover comes into place.”
This is not the first time that Bachmann has likened President Obama’s America to Castro’s Cuba. Back in March, during her infamous call for revolution, she also said: “Do we get into an inner tube and float 90 miles to some free country? There is no free country for us to repair to. That’s why it’s up to us now.”
She’s got a point. If America becomes like every other industrialized nation and guarantees universal health care, where will people take refuge when they yearn to breathe free and go bankrupt from crushing medical costs?