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Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Michele Bachmann Says Tax Breaks Should Replace Employer Health Plans
WATERLOO, Iowa - Back in her hometown Monday, Republican presidential contender Michele Bachmann waxed nostalgic for an era when people were responsible for purchasing their own insurance, rather than being tethered to an employer for coverage.
"When I grew up here in Iowa, we owned our own health insurance. We didn't necessarily have it from our employer," she said.
Asked in a round-table with workers at OMJC Signal, a family-owned public-safety equipment manufacturer, how small businesses can afford health care for their employees, the Minnesota congresswoman said they shouldn't have to buy it.