Ron Paul talks socialized medicine with Brian and the Judge

May 12th, 2009 4:21 pm  |  by  |  Published in Andrew Napolitano, Big Government, Constitution, FOX news, Health Care, Liberty, Market Regulation, Ron Paul  |  6 Responses

Ron Paul was interviewed by Judge Napolitano and Brian Kilmeade this morning on Fox News Radio. They talked about the recent moves toward socialized medicine. Keep in mind that Ron Paul is also a doctor so he speaks with some personal knowledge of this issue. In fact, he was a doctor prior to the current HMO system being put in place.

The Judge, at one point asks, what is the free market solution to health care?

Listen to the 11+ minute interview below to find out Paul’s answer.

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  1. KSH says:

    May 13th, 2009 at 3:09 am (#)

    Socialized medicine? How many more trillions is this going to cost???
    Gov refuse to be accountable for spending trillions on the bailout, and they wont be any more forthcoming about who gets the trillions for this mess either.

  2. Ksh says:

    May 13th, 2009 at 3:18 am (#)

    A new system based on the Medicare model?? You first Obama!

    Why don't the people in congress and the federal gov employees, including and up to the President, get their own asses on Medicare (they are on an elite type of insurance instead) ??
    Maybe then we'll see it be changed to a better medical insurance plan.

  3. Ron Moss says:

    May 13th, 2009 at 3:10 pm (#)

    The ONLY answer is to return to constitutional permitted issues as was agreed to when it was signed, "In the Year of Our Lord" That document was a limititation on the newly established Federal Government. Go back and read the 9th amendment and the 10 amendment. Why was it allowed to go this far? Members of Congress need to be flushed.

  4. Ron Paul talks socialized medicine with Brian and the Judge | Ron Paul .com says:

    May 13th, 2009 at 11:51 am (#)

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  5. elizabeth allen says:

    May 19th, 2009 at 1:13 pm (#)

    Every civilized nation in the world has a single payer system. The For Profit health care system we have was given to us by Richard Nixon. It was never meant to cover the costs of citizen health care…it was a giveaway to the biggest insurance company to cherry pick their patients. The for profit system has made the US 37th in the world…behind Cuba and Costa Rica. We have the worst health care system in the world…our doctors/nurses want these for profits out of their hair. These use insurance co. beancounters to overrule your doctor. Medicare Plus is a cost effective method that covers every one…medical, dental, vision, preventative care, long term care, mental…everything! Stop supporting the for profits stealing 45% out of our tax dollars for these huge conglomerates killing our citizens.

  6. LibertarianMike says:

    May 19th, 2009 at 1:58 pm (#)

    Even if the majority of what you posted is true (and only some of it is), it doesn't take away from the fact that a health care system run by the federal government is illegal (unconstitutional). Plain and simple. If you feel so strongly that government can go do a better job than the private sector (which can *never* be true) then your job is to campaign for a constitutional amendment to allow for a "single payer system". Until such an amendment is passed, this is a non-issue.