Herman Cain Has It Backwards On Cancer Treatment

Herman Cain, one of the more unknown candidates for the Republican presidential nomination, is either ignorant of health care policy or is willing to say anything in the hopes of getting a little attention. He claims that, “”If ObamaCare had been fully implemented when I caught cancer, I’d be dead.”

The reality is that the Affordable Care Act does not  meaningfully limit his choices in receiving treatment for cancer . In reality the plan increases choices for patients. More importantly, the status quo actually does lead to people dying because they are not able to receive insurance coverage. This includes people who have insurance but lose their insurance because they become too sick to work or because their insurance company could get away with stopping their coverage.

Michele Bachmann Thinks Americans Fear “Rise of the Soviet Union”

Michele Bachmann said on a conservative talk show that Americans “fear the rise of the Soviet Union.” As the report pointed out, “The Soviet Union broke up into 15 separate republics 20 years ago.”

I wonder if Bachmann also fears the Roman Empire. Perhaps she even fears fictitious empires, such as the Romulan Star Empire (who will be at war with earth from 2156 to 2160 according to Star Trek.)

USA Today also notes this isn’t the first historical error by Bachmann:

The GOP presidential candidate has flubbed some facts in history before, such as when she mistakenly said that the Revolutionary War battles of Lexington and Concord occurred in New Hampshire. This week, she mistakenly wished Elvis Presley a “happy birthday” on the anniversary of his death.