Bachmann responds to report on Medicaid payments

WASHINGTON – Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann’s campaign quickly responded to an NBC report that her husband’s counseling practice received $137,000 in Medicaid payments while denouncing the program for contributing to “welfare rolls.”

“Medicaid is a valuable form of insurance for many Americans and it would be discriminatory not to accept Medicaid as a form of payment,” said Bachmann spokeswoman Alice Stewart. “As a state-sponsored counseling service, Bachmann and Associates has a responsibility to provide Medicaid and medical assistance, regardless of a patient’s financial situation.”

NBC’s report was based on documents received through a Freedom of Information Act request.

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