John Stossel & Ron Paul On Health Careby Doug Mataconis
In the fifth part of his Ron Paul: Unplugged series, John Stossel talks to the the Texas Congressman and Medical Doctor about health care:
“We’ve had the government involved in our medical care system since the early ’70s, we’ve had managed care. And all of a sudden, nobody’s happy with it,” Paul said in our interview.
Paul has even gone as far as taking the lonely position of saying government shouldn’t provide health insurance for poor children.
What would happen to those kids under his administration? Paul replied by talking about his early experience as a doctor.
“Should we move to, toward a socialized system, or should we look to the marketplace to help us sort out the problems we have in medicine? My argument, of course, is always looking for the answers in the free market, in private choices, and in individuals dealing with those problems, rather than depending on the state.”
Considering that the health system in this country has gotten worse as government involvement in health care
has become more pervasive, Paul’s ideas make perfect sense to me.
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