Bellar: President Decides When You Die Under 'Obamacare'
Barbara Bellar calls the Affordable Care Act a "disaster fiasco" during a recent candidate forum.
A Republican candidate for Illinois' 18th state Senate seat called the Affordable Care Act a "disaster fiasco" that peels back liberties during a forum Wednesday.
Barbara Bellar, a former Benedictine Catholic Nun and veteran, recently drew national attention for a video in which she sarcastically sums up the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in one, long sentence. She called the video a "light-hearted introduction to a very serious topic."
The Republican from Burr Ridge double-downed on her stance and took a more serious tone on "Obamacare" during Wednesday's forum at the Green Hill Public Library in Palos Hills.
"It represents the erosion of our religious and civil liberties," Bellar said of the measure signed by Obama in 2010. "That's what's behind it."
"God should decide how long we live, not President Obama," she said.
Bellar faces state Rep. Bill Cunningham, a Democrat from the 35th District running for Illinois senate, in November.
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