Sunday, September 20, 2009
Ron Paul: Government Should Stay Out Of Health Care
Ron Paul, the maverick Republican congressman from Texas who unsuccessfully ran for his party's presidential nomination last year, says in an interview with NPR's All Things Considered today that the government should not get involved in health care.
Paul, who is a physician, says in a transcript released by NPR that health care is not a right in the United States.
"I do not believe peoples' needs or desires or wants or demands are rights," Paul says in the interview.
"Once you do that, you embark on a system of government that is uncontrollable. You have a right to your life, your liberty and you should have a right to keep what you earn. So I do not believe medical care is a right." Read The Entire Transcript Here