Alan Grayson, Michele Bachmann To Debate Health Care On Larry King Live

05/03/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
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Progressive icon Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) will debate conservative Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) Wednesday night on CNN's "Larry King Live." The topic: health care.

Grayson may be best known as the congressman who took to the House floor last fall to deliver an eccentric speech conveying that the Republican health care plan is "don't get sick," but if you do get sick, "die quickly."

Bachmann has gained notoriety by launching an all-out war against health care reform. Last month, she said the health care reform process will lead to "gangster government."

Grayson himself acknowledged the possibility tonight's debate will be compelling television viewing. Earlier today he tweeted, "Are you ready for some great TV?I will be facing off with Rep. Michele Bachmann about health care reform on Larry King Live tonight at 9."


Watch Grayson's House floor speech:

Watch Bachmann's previous comments on health care:

Elyse Siegal contributed reporting.