Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn.) said that some uninsured Americans choose "to roll the dice" and not to buy insurance, according to an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity.
"There are people who just decide they want to roll the dice and take their chances that they won’t need insurance," Bachmann said.
"One argument that the government was trying to make is that somehow health care is uniquely different. That government can regulate it because everyone participates," Bachmann said. "Health insurance is not uniquely different. It’s still an opportunity that some people choose to engage in, but 40 million people do not. And the premise was made that people don’t buy insurance because they can’t afford it. That’s not true."
Bachmann sat in on the last day of the Supreme Court's oral arguments on the Affordable Care Act before appearing on Hannity's show. The former GOP hopeful said she isn't sure how the justices will rule on the issue.
"I'm very nervous because so much is at stake," Bachmann said.
Bachmann spoke to tea party supporters at a rally outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday as justices debated the constitutionality of the individual mandate. The former GOP hopeful led protests against Obama's health care law during the proceedings, telling crowds "Obamacare is the greatest expansion of federal power in the history of the country."