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Who are the uninsured? Hatch's take.
If you don't count illegal aliens, people who qualify for other insurance, and people who make more than $75,000 a year, "it leaves about 15 million people" who are uninsured.
-Orrin Hatch on Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 in an interview on Fox News
The Truth-O-Meter says: HALF TRUE
Sanders says U.S. doubles every other country in per capita health spending
"We spend twice as much per capita on health care as any other nation on Earth."
-Bernie Sanders on Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 on the Rachel Maddow Show
Truth-O-Meter says: FALSE
At 59, GOP Congressman says he couldn't get a hip replacement in Canada or England
"I'm 59. In either Canada or Great Britain, if I broke my hip, I couldn’t get it replaced."
-Roy Blunt on Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 in an editorial board meeting with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The Truth-O-Meter says: PANTS ON FIRE