Ron Paul on Health Care Ruling: No Matter What Happens Tomorrow, the Patient Is Still Going to Suffer
Striking down the health care law may not strike away all the bills tied to the law. A new report says that even if the high court throws the whole thing out Thursday, many states would already be on the hook for billions of dollars worth of parts that would still have to be implemented.
Ron Paul believes the government shouldn’t be in the health care business at all.
Congressman Paul (R-TX) discussed tomorrow’s health care decision on Your World, saying that the whole situation is a mess and will just become messier if the law is repealed. “What I always say is just let people opt out,” he said.
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“In medicine, it’s the medical savings account,” Paul said. “Let the patient control their funds … So, you have to introduce competition, allow people to opt out of the system completely. Just opting out of that mandate to buy private insurance is a good step, but that doesn’t solve the whole problem.”
He thinks the mandatory coverage aspect of the law may be eliminated Thursday, but his fear is that much of the health care law will still live on. “That’s generally how things happen. They never really back off because the principle among Republicans and Democrats is that the government should be involved in medicine … the courts are going to reflect that view.”
With or without this law, Paul said it’s going to be a difficult environment for doctors, but said the patient is the one that suffers.
“The patient should dictate everything, should pick and choose and spend the money and negotiate, but they have lost total control and the doctors don’t care that much.”
He concluded, “No matter what happens tomorrow, the patient is still going to suffer.”