It turns out that Bachmann’s husband, who runs a mental health clinic, has helped Medicaid patients. What’s wrong with that? Well, you see, Bachmann has opposed the expansion of Medicaid, and she generally favors limited government.
This makes her a hypocrite, NBC News reporter Michael Isikoff suggested in an article this week. Isikoff went to universal health care activist Ron Pollock for his money quote: “She’s giving hypocrisy a bad name. … It’s clear when it feathers her nest she’s happy for Medicaid expenditures. But people that really need it — folks with disabilities and seniors — she’s turning their backs on them.”