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03/20/2013 07:15 pm ET Updated Mar 21, 2013

Orrin Hatch: Obamacare Is Designed To Fail, Lead To Socialized Medicine (VIDEO)

A lot of conspiracy theories have been floated around the Affordable Care Act, including that it creates "death panels." Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) offered a surprising new claim on Wednesday.

Hatch argued that Obamacare is actually meant to fail and that Democrats will then use that failure as an excuse to set up a single-payer health care system -- or, as Hatch put it, socialized medicine.

He made his remarks at a press conference with Sens. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.). (See the video above.) They were rolling out legislation designed to repeal certain taxes in Obamacare, which would remove some funding for the health care reform and make it harder to sustain.

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