Tags: Healthcare Reform | ben carson | obamacare | socialized | innovation

Ben Carson: Socializing Medicine Squeezes Out Innovation

Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 06:13 PM

By Greg Richter

Dr. Ben Carson says doctors in a country with socialized medicine once shared their fears of an America with the same system.

Appearing on Fox News Channel's "Your World with Neil Cavuto" on Thursday, Carson said he gave a speech in such a country years ago. Afterward, doctors told him they were unhappy to see the United States heading in their direction.

If the United States falls to socialized medicine, they said, there will be no place left for medical innovations.

Carson is a noted opponent of the Affordable Care Act, speaking against it in February at the National Prayer Breakfast with President Barack Obama, a proponent, sitting on the dais.

"I agree that everybody should have healthcare, but I think it's more a responsibility than it is a right," Carson told Cavuto on Thursday. That said, he added that the country does have a responsibility to everyone in our society.

He noted that the United States far outspends every other nation per capita on healthcare already.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Thursday that the deadline for those trying to get coverage is being extended to Dec. 31.

"As I've said before," Carson responded to the news, "why not just postpone it forever?"

Related Story:


© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Jerusalem Post's Glick: US 'Enabling' Iran to Attack World

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 17:15 PM

The United States is inexplicably allowing Iran to expand its terrorist capabilities, says Caroline Glick, senior contri . . .

Cuba Expert: Obama Might Give Guantanamo to Russians

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 16:38 PM

President Barack Obama's eagerness to cut deals with Cuba at almost any cost could yield a "strategic disaster" in which . . .

Rep. Jeff Duncan: 'I Applaud' Boehner for Inviting Netanyahu

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 15:56 PM

Rep. Jeff Duncan. a Republican from South Carolina, tells Newsmax TV that he enthusiastically endorses House Speaker Joh . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved