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July 2nd, 2012
12:48 PM ET

Tonight: Michele Bachmann Returns

Coming up this evening at 9 p.m., "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes back Congresswoman Michele Bachmann for a spirited discussion on The Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act.

Monday's visit mark's the Minnesota Republican's third appearance on the program, but first since her dramatic sit down in March.

Talking face to face with Piers Morgan, the guest used her most-recent platform to fist-bump the host, only after initially referring to him as "rude."

Tune in this evening at 9 p.m. for a lively interview with the former Republican presidential candidate, and supporter of the Tea Party movement.
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  1. maggie

    GOOD piers. Tell Michel Bachman off shes waaaaay out of line. She buys car insurance because she is mandated to.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mike

      By the state not the Federal Government! People fail to realize car insurance is a state policy.

      July 2, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Sam - Toronto

        never mind car insurance, you currently pay for the cost of the public school system, whether you have kids or not. so a precedent has already been established.

        The US is the only country amongst the OECD, the world's developed countries that does not look after its citizens' healthcare cost. they can die or declare bankruptcy. how can you call yourselves a civilized nation when you refuse to offer the basic needs of your own citizens

        July 2, 2012 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • ian croll

      Right on Maggie. but M r Morgan why didn't you challenge her statement that she wants her elderly parents to buy their own insurance? Doesn't she know they are on medicare? Or did she tell them to opt out of medicare because it is a single payer system.

      July 2, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mike

      Uncle Sam does not yet require that you buy the car. also now people are now saying this saying this is not the largest tax increase of all time based on percentages. Show me the money. To compare this to 1950 percentages is quite miss leading is it not? Show it in terms of dollars adjusted for 60 years of inflation and see what the numbers look like. Or show 2012 $$ in terms of 195 $$ ????

      July 2, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Barbara

        Where do you conservatives get your information! You have become the PEOPLE OF THE LIE!!!! You never tell a correct story, never! If each state had taken care of its citizens, there would be no "Obamacare."

        July 2, 2012 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • charliebleu

      Stays on message, doesn't she?

      July 3, 2012 at 12:10 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Rob

      Wow! You people really can't comprehend the simple stuff, can you? There is NO comparison. You don't HAVE to buy a car. IF you choose to buy a car,, you only have to buy liability insurance (for the other driver, not you). The state NEVER mandates you to buy personal insurance (full coverage). Only your lender does that, not the state. That is to protect their investment. When you pay the car off, you are perfectly free to drop full coverage and only pay liablity again. This is the price you pay to use public roads. But, you DO have a choice to purchase it. If you don't want to, you choose not to drive. Get it now??

      July 5, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Rob

      Not even the state...your LENDER requires you to purchase insurance that covers YOU. The state only requires you to cover the OTHER driver IF you choose to drive a car. If you don't drive, their is no mandate. Their really is no comparison. I always thought Piers was smarter than this to see this obvious difference. Guess not. No excuse for you though.

      July 5, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Name*KV

    Michelle Bachmann should be silenced from public airways for ever. She is a hyper partisan rabble-rouser. Her voice itself is disturbing. Can't somebody rid us of this turbulent priest?

    July 2, 2012 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tina

      You hit the nail right on the head. I don't know why the network insists on shoving her down people's throats. She is going to start a riot if she keeps it up. We need SNL to do some skits on her, shut her down like they did Sarah.

      July 2, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Barbara

      Amen. An educated woman who talks like an "idiot." Not one truthful word ever comes out her mouth.

      July 2, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mike Perry

      Michelle Bachman is a complete moron and a perfect spokesperson for the lame Republican Party. What a sorry group of candidates although I will say Mitt is the best of a pathetic bunch! Go Barack... you have so much heart, intelligence and integrity. I am so proud to support you!

      July 3, 2012 at 12:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • bg

      Jim Graves is running against Bachmann and is gaining huge momentum. A current poll shows him at a statistical tie with Bachmann after falling well below 50% since her failed presidential race. Go to jimgraves.com to help and join the campaign.

      July 3, 2012 at 1:19 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Bill Cannon

    Michelle Bachman is making a totally specious argument about car insurance. Only 700,000 Americans don't have access to a car, and they are greatly inconvenienced by it. One cannot have any kind of normal life without a vehicle. To say you can 'choose' not to have a car is ridiculous. And the principles of being forced to buy car insurance are exactly the same as health insurance.....it's the responsibility to avoid catastrophic financial consequences by accident and/or illness, and not to put one's own bills on others.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Zach

      I don't have a car and it's not an inconvenience at all. It's a huge money saver. Public transportation exists for a reason.

      July 2, 2012 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • MLL

      Actually, over seven million households in the U.S. do not own a car. The reason usually doesn't have much to do with insurance though. It's so much easier if you are living in a city to travel by public transportation.

      July 3, 2012 at 1:38 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Peggy

    Are you aware that the swiss has had the same insurance as Obamacare for the past 18 years and it is sucessful!! Plus
    she does NOT know what she is talking about-she never answered your question about car insurance. She backed out by saying not everyone needs a car.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Barbara

      She skirted the issue! She refused to say it is a mandate because then the people who support her would know the truth. One protect s you property, the other, your body. Aren't our bodies as important as our cars?????

      July 2, 2012 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • MLL

      Ms. Bachmann's auto insurance theory is ridiculous. Obviously, if you don't have a car you don't need car insurance. But, if you have a body, there is a 100% chance that you will need a doctor and/or go to a hospital, in your lifetime.

      July 3, 2012 at 2:00 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. lisa

    Nice job with Ms. Bachmann. Auto insurance comparison is awesome! Thanks!!

    July 2, 2012 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Frederick

    Mrs Bachmann I don't have to buy a car to drive do I need insurance .

    July 2, 2012 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Joe

    Bachmann is a liar, can't even keep up with the number of lies she is spewing....god help us

    July 2, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • dennis

      the first lie is the house investments. Undaer the law Individulas making $200.00 and couples over $250.00 will pay (get this) 0.9% more in Medicare payroll tax and 3.8%on tax investments. As well, a tax starts in 2018 on high-value insurance. The is from Fact check. Nothing about the middle calss paying on an extra tax when they sell there house. the word house doe not appera in the law.

      July 2, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. independent

    .Piers, pls correct her on this point: http://www.snopes.com/politics/taxes/realestate.asp
    3.8 percent tax is wrong.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • jb

      Amen. That's what I was trying to say!

      July 2, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jasper PJM

      What a disgrace! I do not think either of them know the law's details at all. Shame on her for perpertrating a very false impression and shame on him for not catching her on it.

      July 2, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • mike

      Bachmann wants you to think you have to pay the tax on your personal residence. Her claim of the tax on $500,000 is only correct if you sell your vacation home or a second home, not your personal residence. You have to have income above $200,000 and are exempted from the first $250,000 of profit if you are single or the first $500,000 of profit if you are married. She could probably defend herself on this by stating that she was referring to a second home, but wants viewers to think it applies to their residence. Typical politician loser.

      July 2, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Maureen

    Michelle Bachmann has not idea what she's talking about. what Obama is doing with healthcare is EXACTLY what Mitt Romney did to Massachusetts!!! He only did to one state because that was all he could do! If he was the Presiden, he would be doing the same thing Obama is doing....don't kid yourself!

    July 2, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Barbara

      Exactly, exactly what he did in Mass. But Republicans believe the Americans are dumb. I am beginning to believe they are right. How anyone swallows the Republican message hook, line and sinker is beyond me. Why doesn't Bachman, Boehner, etc. give up their government health insurance for which the American public pays. If seeing a government paid physician at Bethesda Naval Hospital is not federal medical care, what is it? Do not hear any complaints because they have top-notch care at our expense and the expense of those who cannot afford health care.i

      July 2, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • John Barleycorn

        It's actually called Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), now. It was Bethesda Naval until the old Walter Reed on Georgia Avenue closed in 2004, although I'm many people will continue to refer to it as Bethesda Naval for years to come.

        July 3, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  10. d o anderson

    I implore you, do not have this mentally unbalanced woman on your show again. She is totally rude as a guest and continually talks over any and all opinions contrary to her own. She totally embarrasses me.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Patann

      Amen to Bachman spreading misinformation.

      July 2, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. btg5885

    Could you ask Senator Bachmann why is the GOP so against Obamacare when it is patterned after Romney's plan in MA and the GOP plan in the 1990's when Pres. Clinton posed National Healthcare. Also, Senator Jim DeMint wrote a letter to Pres. Bush advocating the Romney Plan and the individual mandate in 2007. Per my view, there is an element of hypocrisy. The plan is not perfect but has already extended coverage to 2 million young adults, eliminated lifetime limits and pre-existing conditions for children. We are 38th in the world in healthcare quality per the World Health Organization.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. jb

    Why didn't Piers Morgan challenge Bachmann when she said people would pay 20,000 in taxes to the federal government when they sell a house for , forgot the selling price, because that is completely false? I wish someone would have an immediate fact checker each time someone spouts a number as though it were fact.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Batman163

    Michelle is just wrong on the facts and yet she has the right to free speech, only CNN should not allow her to say things that are untrue without a stronger rebuttal. Shame on people like Bachman that spread lies and that upset many of the elderly such as my parents who truly believe she has her facts straight. The GOP has a real credit ability gap because they are either stupid or bought off by big corporations and special interest groups.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Dr LK

    Please take Michelle Bachman off the show ,she is not understanding questions ,has inappropriate answers and is an irritating pretty face

    July 2, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. mark kelley

    piers how are you still on t.v? what is the difference between car insurance and health insurance? for you to even ask that question shows you are an a#$! you didn't listen the first time she answered.a#5 again.Get a job to make something you liberal foreighner. i watch occasionally to see how the company you work for can keep paying you for embarassing them. p.s . comb you hair!

    July 2, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Barbara

      Crude and off the point like Michelle Bachman. Car insurance is a mandate. You cannot drive a car in the US without insurance. Why, to pay for your mistakes (i.e. care accidents). The individual manadate–to pay your fair share if you can afford it!

      July 2, 2012 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • tteri

      How silly u are! The healthcare mandate, like the au1to insurance mandate, llike the reqirement that you pay school taxes even if you have no children - they're all put in place for the good of our society as a whole. If you didn't get that, maybe you need to consider BECOMING a foreigner.

      July 3, 2012 at 12:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Sam - Toronto

        Sorry guys to break the bad news. The US continues to claim that you have "the best healthcare system in the world". wake up and smell the coffee. you are 7th behind the leading countries in the world in cost and mortality rate. you have 40 million people with out health insurance,

        but you do have a claim to a number 1 spot.. highest bankruptcy rate due to healthcare incidents.

        a lot to be proud of..

        A civilized nation provides the basis need of its its citizens., freedom, education and health. cant chose 2 out 3 . its all or nothing.

        July 3, 2012 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
  16. Peter Ellenstein

    Rep. Michelle Bachmann just lied about the home sales tax that is part of Obamacare. She said that a $500,000 sale would create a $20,000 tax. That is plain wrong. A couple selling a $500,000 house would pay zero towards this tax. The only part of a sale that is taxable is the profit from the sale, not the sale itself. And, for a couple, the first $500,000 of profit is also tax free. Only after $500,000 ($250,000) of profit is there a 3% tax on the profit above that amount. And even if the couple sells the house and makes a million on it, but have an adjusted gross annual income of $250,000 or less, then they still won't owe a dime of tax. They would have to both make more than $250,000 Gross Adjusted Income, and make a profit of over $500,000 on their house to begin to pay tax on the profit over that amount. This will effect less than half of 1% of sales in the country. So please ask Congresswoman Bachmann to learn what the law actually says instead of spreading misinformation.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • jb

      That's the part where my mouth fell open, and I started yelling at the TV. She flat out lied, but people will believe her because nobody corrected her!

      July 2, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tina

      Peter, will you please call her and tell her! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!

      July 2, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • mark

      what if it is not a couple?

      July 2, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mike

      You're missing a lot of information on this, its not just a home sale it covers all "CAPITAL GAINS'.
      Starting on January 1, 2013, the health care law will impose a 3.8% surtax on capital gains on rents, dividends, interest, sales of real estate or other similar investments that exceed the amounts below and are not covered by the capital gains exclusion. This new surtax applies to singles with Adjusted Gross Income of more than $200,000 and married couples filing jointly with Adjusted Gross Income of more than $250,000.

      July 2, 2012 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Dennis

        Where did you get your infomation fron Fox news. Looks like you did not read the law. Go fact check before you say things like her that are not the hole true.

        July 2, 2012 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • teri malone

      I wanted to reach right into the TV and ask her how in the world she can say "I'm a Tax Atttorney .... it's how I made my living" ... and then spout nonsene about the 3.8% tax on home sales. As a Realtor, I've been explaining this part of the ACA since some other misinformed politician started spouting about it!

      July 3, 2012 at 12:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
  17. Margalit

    Pls remind Michelle that only the employer has choice. The employee has to go with what the employers offers.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  18. Rob Dove

    Listening to Michelle Bachmann makes my blood boil – she believes as do most of the Republicans a health care program that insures everyone and costs will be shared by everyone is somehow bad for Americans. We all thought America was a great country but lately the excessive greed is showing its ugly face.
    We in Canada have health care for all and no-one is refused at any hospital. Everyone pays a monthly invoice for coverage for the family. Simply, everyone is covered and we do not feel it is a tax – it is insurance which Piers was trying to get through to Michelle Bachmann.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  19. Susanna Duffy

    Re: "Obamacare": Ms. Bachmann appears to be misrepresenting the proposed real estate tax. It is not a 3.8% tax on all real estate sales, but according to Fact Check.org,, a 3.8% tax on the FIRST $250,000 profit for an individual, or the first $500,000 profit for a couple.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  20. TK

    Michelle Bachmann just said Romney wants choice in healthcare. So in Bachmann logic, regarding American healthcare, Romney is pro-choice!

    July 2, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Maureen

      But even that's a lie.....I guess we have a "choice" BUT it cost everyone that has to get health insurance. it doesn't work in Ma; it won't work for the country.

      July 2, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • dennis

        yes it does, if you do not live in the state plase do not speek for people who do. We are doing just fine in Ma with Romney care at the helm.

        July 2, 2012 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
      • .Teri Malone

        Actually, it's been working great in Mass - at least according to several of my friends in Boston and Brookline– 4 of whom are physicians. Most Americans who cannot afford coverage want it, so very few have had to pay the penalty. the iindividual mandate was a Republican idea in 1993 when it was propoed by Gingrich and endorsed by the Heritage foundation. I am a Republican and I agreed with it then. I agreed with it when Ronney did it in Mass. Frankly, if you actually READ the ACA, you'll discover there are things to like and maybe some you won't like. Haven't seen a law yet I couldn't say that about. How about you?

        July 3, 2012 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  21. Jack

    Hey Piers, if you are going to interview someone, why not let them answer the questions you ask?

    July 2, 2012 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  22. Tina

    Is Michele Bachmann and idiot, stupid or what? Does she really think people can't see past her hippocratic opinion? The HealthCare reform that passed in MA is okay and right for the people who live in MA, but not okay for people living anywhere else, with all things being the same? She is just stupid, and she is insulting. Get her off the show and keep her off.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  23. Shawn

    Michele Bachmann is just another one of those card-carrying hypocrites who like to play their games of deception! She's a Teapublican. Hypocrisy runs in her blood.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  24. Lauren

    Piers, we are required by law to purchase liability car insurance to protect the public from our own negligent acts (at-fault accidents). Requiring us to purchase health insurance has no direct application to causing possible harm to someone else, therefore, you cannot use car insurance as a mode of comparison.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • vicky

      Yes, you do. Hospitals cannot deny uninsured people medical care, therefore people with insurance pay for their share. Is it fair?

      July 2, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tina

      But Lauren, those who can afford to have health care insurance that choose not to, when they get sick, those that pay taxes have to foot their bill. I think that what Piers was getting at. As you pointed out very well I might add, the reason we are required to have auto insurance can very well be applied to health care. If my taxes increase because you don't have health care and you can afford it, you are causing me direct harm in my pocketbook. 🙂

      July 2, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mark

      Lauren, its exactly the same thing. When someone cracks their head open, the hospital has to admit them and care for them and we all foot the bill for them not having and paying for their own insurance. I would agree with the Republicans when claiming health insurance is a choice, just as long as all sick people without health insurance be denied at the hospital door – regardless if treatment would save them or not. The Republicans want to give everyone all the goodies without paying for anything. Too many people choose not to buy health insurance and spend it on a flat screen tv.

      July 3, 2012 at 12:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
  25. 7justmyopinion7

    Why do you bring such a nut to the table? You cannot reason with a zealot. Why don't you have a scientist or a smart person to learn something. Michele only aggravates my dinner. She repeats the same irrational argument like a broken record Thanks for nothing Pierce

    July 2, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  26. CLBLA

    Why do we constantly let Michele Bachmann and the rest of the conservative team continue to spew lies. If you call this a tax increase, it is smaller than one enacted by Bill Clinton in 1993 and previously by Ronald Reagan during his administration. The idea that this is the largest tax increase in history is pure malarkey and spin.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Teri Malone

      As a 40+ year Rebulican, I feel our party has been hacked by those who are trying to make stupidity a martial art! Bachman and her side-kick Palin have invaded our ranks and elevated the "uninfomed" to heretofore unimaginable heights. All those people who don't want to do any reading or real thinking, and want "easy answers" have found a chanpion in people like Bachman and Palin. It's disheartening!

      July 3, 2012 at 12:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
  27. Steve

    Ms. Bachmann's allegation that everyone will pay a 3,8% tax on the sale of their houses is a huge, absolutely bare-faced lie. This is one of the myths the Republicans are circulating on the Internet. Check it out on Snopes.com.

    Walter Langer, Hitler's favorite philosopher, encouraged the Nazis to "...tell the big lie..." people are much more likely to believe a big lie more readily than they will a small one, i.e., "The Jews are ruining the economy of Germany." And why isn't the mandate that you must buy auto insurance not exactly like the mandate that you need to carry health insurance?

    July 2, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • shirley

      My husband jumped out of his chair when he heard the bare-faced lie Michelle told about the 3.8 % tax on house sales. Someone needs to educate P.M. on this & he really should educate his listeners who may believe it. Also, he needs to take control of his show.

      July 2, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Dennis

        She did the same thing on Meet the Press. When she appears as guess on a news show she takes over. Must like the hear herself talk.

        July 2, 2012 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Maurice

    Michelle Bachmann is saying that our healthcare is broken. Correct me if I am wrong, we elect these bafoons to fixs these issues. The reasone they can't fix healthcare is because they are the problem.Dump all of congress it's broken. and start anew.They argue like children and get nothing done!

    July 2, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tei Malone

      Getting nothing done is the point1 Thier goal is to get nothing done and then blame the resulting mess on Oama. I'm a Republican who is terribly ashamed of what has happened to my party. Obam will get my vote!

      July 3, 2012 at 12:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
  29. R. Knapp

    Why does that woman get a platform to go on and on? She doesn't take a breath–if she did-she might think about what she is saying........

    July 2, 2012 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  30. Linda Vilmain

    Ms Bachman cannot see the forest for the "tree" she is placing in front of her....the tree being that she hates President Obama and the Democrats no matter that their idea is good for the country. I hope she can pay for all the health care for people who don't have insurance but have medical problems. She is a huge fool.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  31. Steve

    Piers, you let her off the hook way too easily on the car insurance issue. Tell me how many Americans can survive (job, food, etc) without a car. Most people don't live in areas like NYC where public transportation is a viable option. Fact is most people must have a car to work and live. Michelle Bachman and the Republicans are complete loons who have no clue. ObamaCare is not perfect, but it is a good start and can be improved upon in the years to come. And I am very curious about the whole tax on selling your home she was talking about. Again, you didn't question her on that either. Come on Piers, we need more from you when it comes to interviewing politicians no matter what party.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Brian Talent

      She is just plain lying to scare people, the 3.8% tax on the sale of your home is BS.

      http://www.forbes.com/sites/beltway/2012/04/02/there-is-no-obamacare-tax-on-most-home-sales-really/

      July 2, 2012 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Tina

        And she keeps saying she is a Tax professional. HA, can't believe he let her get away with that one.

        July 2, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  32. willie marion

    Michelle fails to realize that if people have pre existing conditions they are not able to get insurance without exhuberant prices to go with that insurance

    July 2, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  33. Hernandes Spinola

    Ask Michelle Bachman or Mitt Romney if they would support a law giving Hospitals and Health Care Professionals the option of legally deny health care to people without Health Insurance, Credit Card or proof of funds.
    That would be an excellent option to Obamacare.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  34. Steve

    This woman is certifiably mentally ill! I've never heard such drivel from anyone's mouth! One lie after another! The comedians all over the world are going to miss this woman!

    July 2, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  35. Barbara

    Sorry Piers and CNN....must turn you off tonight. I tried for 20 minutes to listen.....but it's just too painful to listen to Michele Bachmann . What was Minnesota thinking!!!!!

    July 2, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tina

      OMG Barbara, that's what I should have done, but instead for satisfaction I am reading all the posts and enjoying everyone's take on the show.

      July 2, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Tei Malone

        Oh, I so agree with you! I suspect piers let her get away with it because he wants her willing to come back on the show. My question: WHY? sHE IS SUCH A BUFFOON!

        July 3, 2012 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
  36. Louise

    Have never wanted to make a comment, but this time, I must. Mitt Romney and Michelle Bachmann do not understand what is going on in america, with our health care system. I know at least eight families that have no medical insurance. They do not take care of there heath unless it is an emergency ..by then the american public are paying more through medicaid. WHAT IS SHE TALKING ABOUT. Romeny SMART! He is stepping on his own foot. Pay attending to how he is double talking all of us.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  37. JACK

    Why you let this lady speak anymore than necessary– All she does is lie– She said Obamacare is going to give us the biggest tax in history– NOT– President Reagan and Clinton's were bigger– So Why let her ramble on- ALL CNN IS ANYMORE IS LEANING MORE AND MORE TO THE RIGHT– THEY USED TO BE FAIR BUT ANYMORE ALL THEIR GUEST ARE RIGHTIES AND TELL HOW MITT ROMNEY IS GOING TO BEAT OBAMA– I FOR ONE AN GETTING TIRED OF IT– GO BACK TO BEING FAIR AGAIN...

    July 2, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  38. Celia Johnson

    I'm sorry, I had to change channels. I tried to sit – and listen- to Bachmann but it was too painful. I think there might be a slot in her back that the GOP slips a disc in before each appearance. I never hear anything from her that makes me think that she actually uses her brain and thinks.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  39. Kelli

    I am sick of hearing the LIES that she rudely pours out of her sneering mouth, always a fake smile. Recordings of Romney that she twists....it's just sickening! Interviewers need to be prepared and "nail her" on the lies. Come on get on it. Don't let these people keep up the lies.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  40. Lauren

    LOVES how Michele Bachman cannot properly answer a question the first time it's asked. Nearly every time during this interview, Piers Morgan has had to interrupt her (while she usually keeps talking over him for several sentences) and redirect her to the question he JUST ASKED! It's like she has the attention span of a gerbil. Or has no intention of doing anything other than pushing the GOP agenda. Which is fine if you're giving a speech, but in an interview? Stay on topic. Then maybe you could've expanded on exactly how this is a tax INCREASE for the middle-class only, rather than a tax PENALTY for those who can afford insurance, but choose to freeload.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  41. Camella Lacour

    Govt will NOT choose our doctors. We WILL still own our own health insurance. Why are you not rebutting her and letting her continue to run on and on.
    Malpractice tort reform will have a MINIMAL impact on health care costs. The American people are doing themselves in by being obese and increasing diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Instead of being preventive and proactive about their health, Americans want to be fat, lazy and eat bad food choices. We are eating ourselves to death and THAT is the reason health costs have skyrocketed.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  42. sarah

    You should have gotten her to explain her claim of a 3.8% tax on house sales. It is a formula applied to profits over $500,000 per couple and would only encompass approx. 1% of the population, if they happen to sell a house, of course. She is a terrible person.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  43. Charles

    Most of what she said is a drastic distortion of the facts and the truth. Why do you bother to even give her a microphone and a national audience for her to spew forth her fiction. She is scaring and misinforming the general public. The crack about the Independent Payment Advisory Board already denying care to patients is so far off base....they are prohibited from changing any benefit levels, but were created to find better ways to pay for the cost of healthcare. MB doesn't care though...as long as she has that national microphone, she says what she wants during prime time, and then it can be corrected later...it's like the trial attorney that makes an inappropriate statement to the jury and then has to withdraw the statement...he got the point accross....you can't erase memory or first impressions.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  44. Carol

    Michele Bachmann just told more lies in 20 minutes than I thought possible. She spews them so quickly that you can't isolate them to challenge her. I would like to hear her justification for "the government will select your insurance company and then the government will decide the care you get." If true, that would solve the unemployment problem but none of it is true.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  45. Vince

    Please stop giving Ms. Bachman a forum for her disingenuousnes. I loath being rude but in the interest of being factual, she is very unintelligent.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  46. Ralph Rathburn

    Why do shows like yours continue to have Michelle Bachmann on? When you played a clip of what Mitt Romney said, she claimed that he was saying the opposite. If news people and commentators stopped allowing people to make counter-factual statements (i.e. lie) on air, Americans would be much better able to make quality decisions. But,for the sake of the drama it creates, shows continue to trot out these people who are more than happy to try to make people believe that black is white and white is black (or blue/red if that color scheme is more meaningful for you). You can disagree about the merits of universal care or about the process for achieving universal care without resorting to distortions, misrepresentations, misc-haracterizations and those counter-factual statements.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • TERI

      oH, I so agree with you. But, of course, the guest has to be informed, and honest - probably those distinctions would disqualify M. Bachman.

      July 3, 2012 at 12:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
  47. Kelli

    Agree with Jack above. CNN seems to be allowing these Republicans to have their say more and more! So, where
    Are the 30 minutes now with someone on the opposite side? She was allowed to hack up the lies with no one calling her on it.??

    July 2, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  48. Judith

    Can this female ever come up with facts or make any sense? She keeps spewing the same old rhetoric as the rest of the GOP, never answers questions properly, sends out phony vibes, and has an irritating voice! Get someone on who will really explain The Affordable Care Act and its benefits. I LOVE THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT! Perfect? No. Tweekable, damn right. Then it will be perfect. And now you have this other female on who's also brainwashed!

    July 2, 2012 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  49. Steve

    How about this? Some poor, unemployed schmuck get drunk and goes on a rampage on his motorcycle and crashes. He has not health insurance - or insurance of any kind. He then goes into the hospital and remains in a coma for months and months. He can't pay for this care! So guess who pays for it - YOU AND I PAY FOR IT with higher and higher hospital rates. You shouldn't have these mentally disturbed Republicans on your show. It cheapens it. Find some thoughtful, bright, rational people. Leave these nuts to their medication!

    July 2, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  50. Karen

    Please remind Ms Bachmann that, unless she signed an opt out clause, she has mandated health care courtesy if the tax payers. We should be lobbying for "their" plan. Mine costs me $626/month as a retiree which equals 25% of my monthly income. I'm not old enough for medicare and if she has her way it won't exist by the time I am.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  51. CLBLA

    How long are you going to let these women try to talk over each other? You lost control and you lost me. The shrieking is hardly a healthy dialogue. What a joke.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  52. Vince

    Piers – why did you not skewer Bachman the way you are doing with Kelly the commentator after you let Bachman off the hook with an invitation to come back. Know that if Bachman comes back on your show, I will be changing the channel.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  53. Ray

    Why does Piers feel so compelled to interrupt his guests? Do we not have any American moderators who can take his place? Why do you have a Brit speaking to American politics? Surely there is someone who is talented and transparent who can be balanced when dealing with guests.Is he gunning for a post in the (he hopes) next Obama administration?

    July 2, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  54. Steve

    And, Piers, why do you let these crazy people bully you into submission - talk over you so you cannot get any sort of any argument out in the open. DON'T LET THEM BULLY YOU WITH THEIR SILENCING TACTICS!

    July 2, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • teri

      Hey Piers ... it would ee great if you had a button you could push that would "mute" the voice of a guest who insists on using YOUR show to spout "off topic" responses1

      July 3, 2012 at 12:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
  55. Josie

    Michele Bachman is endlessly strident and drives me crazy sounding like a political advertisement at almost all times. The point I would like to make is while a small business may choose to not offer health insurance but as the owner of a small business I have been dropped four times from a health plan. Each time, I am forced to hustle all over to find a policy and, of course, each time, the plan offers less and costs more. What I would like to see (and why I have tried to offer health insurance) is that individuals in this country have the security of health insurance for themselves and their families. And, that is what the ACA tries to do and the Republicans have never offered such a program and certainly have never identified it as a important goal for the party.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  56. Gregory

    Dim-witted woman night on Piers Morgan. Yes, even the ridiculously stupid must have their say. I'm not sure we can call Michele Bachmann a liar, she may simply lack the ability to think rationally.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  57. rhoda Kadalie

    Piers will you shut up and allow your guests to speak. You are hystrical and you push an agenda. Learn how to chair a debate if you want a job like yours.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  58. Kelvin

    Piers,

    Why is it that you and others never ask Michele who provides her health care? I believe the US taxpayer does. It would seem she should quit the program based on her position.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  59. Vince

    Ok. I have had it. Watching morons doublespeak and spout unresponsive no sequitur talking points is not news or even entertainment.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  60. joel

    Piers keeps on harping on his car insurance analogy and asks what's the difference. There is a world of a difference. A car is an object/ thing and a person is a subject. The forced health care of Obama violates several conscience related issues like what kind of services I can include in my healthcare, being forced to get/provide "health care" service like abortion, contraception under threat of penalty

    July 2, 2012 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Teri

      Joel ... READ THE ACA before you offer "your version" of it. (1) Abortions are not covered if any government money is used to purchase said plan-period! (2) you don't get to choose your coverages now - either your employer does it or the ins. co. does it. I am a long-time Republican, but I can tell you this crop has been selling us a bill of goods for awhile now. You need to get informed and be a bit more skeptical about what you hear on the issues u care about. You can't wed yourself to the opinions of others until you've investigated ALL the facts

      July 3, 2012 at 1:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
  61. Joe Kapolka

    Please have Michele Bachman on more often. Her constant inaccurate statementrs convince me that to vote for Obama is the only logical choice, and Kellyanne Conway is a Bachman duplicate. Neither can give an accurate answer or suggest a replacement for Obamacare.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  62. arlingtonemployment

    What an idiot! When and where do I sign up for Obamacare?! Can't wait!

    July 2, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  63. Peggy

    Cnn with Pers Morgan is an OBAMITE plain and simple. I will not watch him again.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  64. Pat

    Piers, I like the Car Insurance analogy and I would frame it as follows. What is the ideology difference between people choosing to use / drive a car and being required to get Car Insurance and be penalized if they do not vs. people choosing to use a Hospital / Doctor and being required to get Health Insurance and being penalized if they do not?

    July 2, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  65. Larry

    The reason states require auto insurance if you own a car is that driving that car can
    cost other people their lives or property.
    Likewise, the reason health insurance should be mandatory is that if I get sick, and
    don't have insurance and instead use the hospital emergency room for my medical
    care and don't pay the hospital for that car, then the county or city taxpayer will have
    to pay my bills.

    That sounds very similar to the justification for mandatory car insurance.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  66. Cathy

    The mandated health insurance in MA. is exactly the same as the national policy that was just upheld by the courts. In MA you either have insurance or you pay a fine. Your state income taxes are withheld in the amount you owe. If you can not afford insurance the state offers insurance to you. The plan was unpopular at the inception but is accepted now. The majority of the people in MA are covered by insurance. Romeny should take credit for what he did but would rather trash Obama.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  67. Jim S.

    Both Michelle and Kellianne said the mandate for health insurance is different from the one for car insurance. Kellianne said she knows people in Manhatten that don't buy car insurance because the don't have a car. Well if she knows anyone who doesn't have a body, they won't have to by health insurance! Some people are young and healthy, and she thinks they don't nee health insurace. Some of us are safe drivers and don't need insurance, but we are mandated to buy it. Same thing through and through.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  68. maggie

    I have read all the comments so far regarding Michelle Bachman more than 80 comments. The large mjority of those comments reflect a complete disdain for Michelle and her nonsensical drivel. It is clear to me that she is a pathalogical liar and I see that most of your very smart viewers can see through her.Thank goodness for that. PLEASE Piers don't have her on again shes dreadful. ditto for the dumb blond who followed her.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  69. colin bell

    Piers , I am also english and have left the UK , because of the economic situation , Which has been caused by
    our social security.Yet I see you appearing to support Obamacare ,You attack Michele Bachman about what the cost will be , yet say nothing to the democrat about what it will cost and what it will do to the service . Which you have witnessed in the UK . You couldnot be biased could you !!!!!

    July 2, 2012 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  70. vicky

    Health care is a big problem in America and while our leaders do nothing but behave like children, people are dying because of lack of insurance. Also, many doctors no longer accept Medicare and are dropping some insurance companies because while people are paying high insurance premiums, insurance companies are paying doctors very little. The problem with Obamacare is that Republicans want to see Obama fail. Why are the Republicans so terribly concerned with a tax or a penalty? The 1986 Tax Reform Act passed by the Republicans put the middle class in poverty due to high taxes imposed on them while giving the rich a big break and ripping off the disabled and the Veterans. SSHH.... keep silence.

    July 2, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  71. Steve

    When a police officer stops you, he or she asks for your "...license, registration, and proof of insurance." No insurance? Guess what. YOU PAY A PENALTY IN THE FORM OF A TRAFFIC CITATION. How is this any different from the penalty paid by those who have no health insurance? It isn't!

    July 2, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Rob

      You are pretty dense. There is NOT comparison. Try to follow along with me. You CHOOSE to buy a car. With that choice come certain responsibilties. If you do NOT choose to purchase a car, no problem. You are ONLY required to cover the other driver with your insurance (liability), not you (HUGE difference with the health mandate). Only your lendeer requires you to purchase full coverage if you financed your car. Once that is paid off, you are absolutely completely free to drop all insurance again EXCEPT liability. If you don't want to pay that, you sell your car. No penalty, no fees, no TAXES. Got it???

      July 5, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Steve

        Do you have any statistics on how many citizens in this country DO NOT own a car? And if they don't, can they afford health insurance? Maybe they are so well off that they do not own a car but have someone else drive them wherever they go. If you have those statistics, it might shed more light on the discussion. My bet is very few extremely low income earners have cars and some very high income earners don't have cars as well. We need a statistician to chime in at this point, I think. I'm not sure, but it has some bearing on our discussion. I've had a couple of drinks tonight, and I'm not sure how exactly it might figure into the discussion (hee, hee!) but I'm sure it will.

        July 6, 2012 at 3:07 am | Report abuse |
  72. Steve

    Making health care a for-profit business is completely insane! Think about it: to maximize your profits, ala the big insurance companies, you minimize the amount of care anyone can receive. This is health care???!!!! Not to my thinking!

    July 2, 2012 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  73. Ghezahegn Asamere

    Pierce: I am watched you interview with Michel Buchman with keen interest. You exposed her how she is a concrete thinker, her inability to think to answer your question. Sadly, these is the caliber or the level of intellect of most of our Republican law makers. When you asked her a question, she as usual responded with her talking points rather than responding direct answer to your direct question just like her friends. They are there to serve the interest of their friends or the insurance companies where the CEO gets Millions in salaries and bonus. They don't care about the health ad welfare of the average citizen so long as they have a handsome insurance plan paid by the federal government (by us the Tax payers). I wish they pay their own insurance plan.

    The fact is, if they repeal the law, those uninsured millions will wait until their health gets bad and go to the emergency room and the we the tax payers will cover the cost of the emergency room treatment which is mighty expensive. But, with Obama Care passed, all the uninsured Americans are included to share the pie of health care services and be health care consumers from maternal-child care to older adult and the number of emergency room patients would reduce drastically thus, reducing the total national health care expenditure.

    The other excuse they use is "The government has no right to force citizens to buy insurance" Here again, what they don't understand or refuse to understand is if the government force us to buy auto insurance because of safety liability issues, the government should have the right to do the same when it comes to health because the uninsured is a health safety liability through transmission of diseases and cost shift putting a burden on the rest of us. I don't think the Republicans are all stupids to understand this (although there are some eg Buckman), but, for sure they are greedy and they are there to serve the interest of their friends the insurance companies. Additionally, college students don't have to worry about their health since they will be covered under their parents. Those with preexisting condition would not be rejected.

    Finally, the highest court in the Nation upheld The Obama Care. Now, it is the Law of the Land and we will join the rest of the civilized worlds who care for their citizen's health care. The Republican law makers makers don't understand the impact of not having health care services. They don't see it as investment on us WE the people. If they really care for the deficit they should paid their own insurance since most of them are millionaires. I believe, they wanted to stop the inclusion of millions of our uninsured citizens into the health care system and still they make noise to stop it despite the ruling by the Supreme Court for the following reasons:

    1. They all are so selfish and and greedy and don't care for humanity.
    2. They think their quality of health care wil be degraded if we include the uninsured.
    3. They work in the interest of the insurance company and not for the public
    4. They don't understand or refuse to undersand that if every one is healthy the Nation is health.
    4. They are scared to share the pie of health care services believing that their quality of care will be degraded.
    5. They love to say "No" to every thing that doesn't benefit their personal interest and they don't believe in collective wellness.
    6. They love to group think and just follow what ever Mich and Banner tell them to do
    7. They are in this job for too long and some of them are too old to decide based on evolving thinking .

    Thank You Mr. President !!
    -
    Ghezahegn Asamere
    "Our Life begun to end on the day we become silent on things that matter"
    M.L.K

    July 2, 2012 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Zach

      Not true. As a conservative, I think health care mandates and government intervention has dramatically raised prices, decreased quality, and totally discriminates against those without insurance. You shouldn't have to have insurance to visit the doctor. Whatever happened to the doctor-patient relationship?

      Democrats obviously just don't get it. The economy is important and a massive increase in spending isn't what we need right now. The planet is on the verge of a massive economic collapse. Let's see who has health care when we dip into a depression. I'll tell you the answer...no one.

      July 2, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Teri Malone

        I guarantee you Congress will have coerage! And why do you think people shouldn't have to pay for their health care? Should Doctors work for free then? Should hospital personel work for free. Should equipment and supplies be donated by suppliers? Of course health care can't be free - unless you're a Congressperson. Zach, u said you're a conservative - I sincerly doubt that because, as a conservative myself, I believe everyone should pay their own way. As a compassionate American, I believe we should help those who are unable to help themselves.

        July 3, 2012 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
      • colin bell

        Zack ,
        I agree everyone forgets the cost , Look at Europe . Of course morally everybody should get health care . But when the service drops the middleclass and poor will be left with the remnats. The rich can always go elsewere . The UK is a great example . They are now cutting back on everything and service is much poorer because of it .Austerity is a hard pill to swallow and causes problems .

        July 3, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
      • Rob

        Your private health care insurance companies are for PROFIT (BIG PROFITS) and are creaming the best customers and denying everyone else particularly if they have a pre-existing condition. Have the republicans explained the difference in private and public health care costs ? I suggest they are repeating the party line and really dont know.
        Example: In Arizona, a very healthy couple in their 60's pay $1200 each per month for private health care. I doubt very much your public health care will cost each individual that much per month. The republicans have held the country for ransom long enough and it is high time they start getting down to the job of creating jobs instead of denying the hard working public health care. Over 40 million people do not have health care – disgusting !

        July 3, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Zach

      Also, who are you to speak about someones lack of intelligence when you misspell two names that are both displayed at the top of the screen? I think Bachmann is a moron but morons shouldn't be calling out other morons.

      July 2, 2012 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  74. Reesy

    To everyone who wanted to know why Piers did not dispute Bachmanns lies. Did you not see how she tries to over talk everyone?? She is a mouth bully not letting any one else get a word in edge wise. Sad to say, following the GOP lies I researched in the last six months, anyone believing the lies is just what she and Romney want. Piers did try to correct that woman. Her behavior is what kept her at the bottom of the GOP race. Thank God she lost. Now we are faced with someone who sends thousands of jobs outsourced overseas, hides his tax returns, says what ever he thinks you want to hear and flat out lies. If he gets in, those supporting him are going to find out what true hell is.

    July 2, 2012 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Zach

      I guess I'm a little confused by your logic. You pretty much say Bachmann is a poster child for "GOP lies" but then say that her lies are what kept her on the fringe of the national GOP. That doesn't make any sense.

      July 2, 2012 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Sam - Toronto

        Man – all I can say that I was sad to see Michelle leave the GOP presidential race. I miss my 30 day day of comedy every night after work.

        As a Canadian, it is probably inappropriate to be critical of your potential leaders. but somehow I felt that Bachmann and Palin are fair game. they were beyond hilarious..

        July 2, 2012 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Teri Malone

    it is said that Congress did not read the ACA before voting on it ... Listening to M. Bachman, I can readily believe that. For those who ODN'T know, the 3.8% tax on real estate sales applies only to the profit over $500,000 and only if your annual income is $250,000 or more. As a Realtor, I can assure you very few people are earning a $500,000+ profit on the sale of their homes these days. But supposing someone does: Let's say you purchased your home for $300,000, put $200,000 in improvements in it, and sold it for $1,100,000. That woyld be a great deal for you. Your 3.8% tax? That wuld be 3.8% x $100,000 =$3,800. So you earn a profit of $600,000 on your home and have to pay $3800 so that people who cant afford heath insurance will have access to it. Not a bad deal when you consider that you've been paying for their care anyway when they to to the Emrgency Room!

    July 3, 2012 at 12:04 am | Report abuse | Reply
  76. David Walker

    After listening to that moron Bachman, I am so proud to support an intelligent, passionate leader like Barack!

    July 3, 2012 at 12:43 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Rob

      LOLOLOLOLOL. oh, thanks for the laugh. For a second, I thought you were serious.

      July 5, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  77. Billy Thomas

    Piers..... I am so proud of you tonight. You put those Republican idiots in their place. I am with you forever! Thanks for the tough questions for Bachman who may be even dumber than her friend from Alaska. What a pathetic group of candidates the Republicans put forth. Mitt is the best and that is not saying much!

    July 3, 2012 at 12:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Rob

      Too bad he was wrong about the health/auto insurance comparison.

      July 5, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  78. Tom Bothman

    Hey Zach,

    As a Republican you must be a selfish, worthless human being! Go take a look in the mirror and ask yourself do you care about anyone but yourself? Chump!

    July 3, 2012 at 12:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Teri Malone

      Hey Tom .... not all Republicans are chumps, or worthless or even selfish. Some are just uninformed and scared.
      > Uninformed - they haven't read the ACA or don't understand it
      > Scared - they're listening to memers of the GOP (a party theyve always relied on) "spin" the ACA - and since they don't read, don't make sure they find out the truth, what they are hearing is scaring them.

      Mostly, these are people who have been betrayed - and they are used to blaming "the other party." They don't know their own party has been hijacked.

      July 3, 2012 at 1:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
  79. MA

    Why doesn't CNN hire an unbiased host and hire Piers to argue his point of view? He backs up every once in awhile, probably when a director whispers in his ear that he needs to tone it down. I check out the show, as I did for many years, when it was Larry's because I want to hear what many of the guests have to say. This guest is one I would have skipped, and I am a Republican. However, I'm glad I watched because it reinforced how aggravated I often am with Piers. He wants ho talk, he frequently doesn't listen, and often asks the same inane questions regardless of who the guest is. Larry wasn't perfect, but he was a gentleman and handled guests he might not agree with gracefully. Piers is as guilty of talking over others as any of his guests. When it comes to issues as important as this country's healthcare I would prefer that CNN locate people that understand the issues and can have a true unbiased informative dialogue, I don't want to hear Piers's expertise or maybe that's not the format for "Piers Morgan Tonight" and I've missed the point.

    July 3, 2012 at 2:03 am | Report abuse | Reply
  80. Quentin Scheuffele

    Bachman talkes out the backside as always in te first place the healthcare plan is not even in force an she is saying how much it is costing everybody already I have not seen it yet,also insurance co. not goverment are already telling you which Dr.or hospital you can go to or which meds. you can take,weather you can smoke or not and the tort reform she talkes about is so nobody has to take responcablity for wrong doing or mistakes which we already have on the workcomp side I know I have ben disabled for 12years and was trown undder the bus as soon as they seen it was going to cost them some money to fix me

    July 3, 2012 at 3:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
  81. nima

    Sarah Palain, Michele Bachman and fellow republicans have called obama a lier over the health care ruling. Yes, Obama lies to God.

    Obama lies to God that we should care about the unborn but not the poor,

    He lies that the 1% can go around the world, do unfair business and take the money to do charity in order to look good.

    Obama lies to God that we should hold on our privillege that we gained by oppressing others and prevent them at all cost to gain access to our level of privillege.

    As you can read, Obama is the only lier... Religious = good citizen = do the right thing, not always the most popular thing

    July 3, 2012 at 7:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
  82. Jay

    Very frustrating to watch MB spew all those inaccuracies about health care reform, while Piers says nothing, does nothing to refute her lies. Trust me, I'm not interested in some democratic hack perspective that just stretches the truth in the other direction. But a lot of uninformed people may now have an even deeper belief that all the things she said about health care are true. Health care reform is good, even if Obamacare is no panacea. It's a start.

    Piers Morgan, you and other broadcasters have a responsibility to set the record straight with the facts, or don't put these people (from either party) on the air. You are, perhaps inadvertently, helping to further polarize us because you're airing these extreme positions irresponsibly. Mostly love ya, Piers, but you done us wrong here.

    July 3, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse | Reply
  83. Lou Cherniss

    Piers: You and Michele Bachmann need a remedial math class. Her allegation that someone selling a $500,000 home would pay a tax on closing costs of $20,000 should have been challenged during your broadcast but you let it slide by like most of the other misstatements she makes on a regular basis. Never mind that there isn't a tax on closing costs at all, but at least point out that if there were such a tax, closing costs on a home are rarely more than a couple thousand dollars and 3.5% of closing costs would likely be more like $150, not $20,000. Listening to your show is often more irritating than having Poison Oak! You are frequently rude and contentious, interrupting your guests, and worse, letting people like Michele Bachmann ramble on spouting nonsense. Between the two of you the other night it was difficult to tell who was the bigger idiot.

    July 3, 2012 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Steve

      I like you, Piers; however you're giving this woman a forum to spout the most outrageous lies I have ever heard anyone tell on the air - well, maybe except Rush Limbaugh, who is famous for saying "There is NOTHING wrong with the American health care system." Right, Rush, as long as you're a multi-millionaire. Or Mitt Romney's comment "I'm not concerned with the poor." He wouldn't be, since he set out to make piles of money in his life and has no respect for anyone who has decided that is not their focus, but wants to help their fellow man and make life better for everyone.

      July 4, 2012 at 12:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
  84. Begood

    Unfortunately Congresswoman Bachmann did not know how to answer the question. As an insurance agent, let me point out that the car insurance that the (state, not federal) government requires is LIABILITY insurance, where your coverage pays for losses to another party if YOU are at FAULT. Some states have no fault coverage, but this isn't a class on car insurance. Restoring someone to the place they were prior to a loss you caused is Biblical and moral. Health insurance is an entirely different animal altogether and with all of the Obamamumbojumbo, I have never heard him or a single lameocrat explain how someone without insurance is a drain on other taxpayers. All hospitals treat all patients in the emergency room regardless of ability to pay. Private hospitals lose as all businesses do if people don't pay, but just as with any business it is built into their financial model. Government hospitals are most likely county hospitals and are a burden to the taxpayer, but venture down to a county emergency room at midnight and see the six-to-eight hour wait do to the over 60% illegal alien occupation of the ER. But, the Feds won't do anything about that! Instead they want to force me to buy something or pay a fine. Fine, or tax and regardless of what the Supreme Idiots say, it is unAmerican and immoral!

    July 4, 2012 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  85. Rob

    What part don't you understand? There is NO comparison between auto and mandated health insurance. You don't HAVE to buy a car. IF you choose to buy a car,, you only have to buy liability insurance (for the other driver, not you). The state NEVER mandates you to buy personal insurance (full coverage). Only your lender does that, not the state. That is to protect their investment. When you pay the car off, you are perfectly free to drop full coverage and only pay liablity again. This is the price you pay to use public roads. But, you DO have a choice to purchase it. If you don't want to, you choose not to drive.

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    • Vince

      Rob – I am a conservative and have a lot of leanings towards individual rights but also personal responsibility. If someone has sufficient means to pay their inevitable healthcare bills they should not be required to buy insurance but let's face the reality – they are not the issue. People of means have health insurance. One of the big problems we have is that people who cannot afford to pay their healthcare bills wind up putting off care until it is urgent and expensive and the rest of us must pick up their tab. The analogy to car insurance is not a great one for the reason you note, BUT because we live in a society that resists throwing people out of the hospital if they need the care and have no insurance, it is fair to ask those folks to demonstrate some personal responsibility. If you would advocate for throwing people out of the hospital who need care and cannot pay, I would disagree with you, but at least your view would be consistent and balanced. Also, please resist personal attacks – people of different views are not "dense" or "stupid" – they have a different view.

      July 5, 2012 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Steve

      Yeah. Not everyone buys a car, or needs to; however, just about everyone at some point gets sick and needs health care, but we don't know who is going to need health care, do we? So everyone has to pay into a system so when someone does get sick, we - the rest of the responsible ones - don't have to pay for the deadbeats or freeloaders. Get it?

      July 6, 2012 at 3:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
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