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GOP Hopeful Paul Says No Medicare in Constitution

Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 10:27 PM

 

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PETERBOROUGH, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul wants the federal government out of the health care business.

Paul is known for his libertarian views, and he's drawing lots of people in this week's swing through New Hampshire.

He told an overflow crowd of about 500 at an event Tuesday night that there's no provision in the Constitution for Medicare and Medicaid, the federal programs that cover millions of seniors and children.

The congressman from Texas says individual states should be left to provide whatever health care coverage they want.

Paul says he doesn't want to throw seniors and children off federal health care programs. But he says a free society shouldn't let government meddle in important services like health care.

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