‘What Are You Talking About?’ Matthews Claims There Was No 'Real’ Mandate to Buy Health Care

Curtis Houck | March 14, 2017
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Buckle up, readers, because this has to be one of the more clueless things MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews has ever said. On Tuesday’s show, Matthews repeated a false claim that there was no “real” individual mandate to purchase health insurance under ObamaCare and the GOP not fixing this supposed problem will doom its chances of success. 

Matthews arrived at this asinine claim by reminding Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele that some “countries have a requirement that you have to have insurance like you have to have a driver — a car insurance” and conceded that “a lot of young people in their 20s are healthy and most times, nothing will happen to them.”

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