August 24th, 2009
08:48 AM ET
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PolitiFact Truth-O-Meter: Health care fact vs. fiction

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Who are the uninsured? Hatch's take.

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah,  on Capitol Hill July 14, 2009 in Washington, DC.
Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah,  on Capitol Hill July 14, 2009 in Washington, DC.

If you don't count illegal aliens, people who qualify for other insurance, and people who make more than $75,000 a year, "it leaves about 15 million people" who are uninsured.

-Orrin Hatch on Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 in an interview on Fox News

The Truth-O-Meter says: HALF TRUE

Half True

Read more: A back-of-the-envelope estimate

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