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Ron Paul Pushes 'Opt-Out' for Obamacare

Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 09:33 AM

By Greg McDonald

Rep. Ron Paul says Obamacare in some form is likely here to stay no matter what the Supreme Court says in its ruling today, and that Americans should be allowed to “opt-out” of the program.
 
“The trouble is . . . some of it has been put in motion,” Paul told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto Wednesday. “But there is still a lot of government involvement even without this bill, and they will never get rid of all of it. The courts never rule that way. So it will be messy and it will be more complex. It will not be an up-and-down vote [that says] it’s all unconstitutional.”
 
The Texas congressman, who was a physician before becoming a politician, reiterated his view that government should not be in the healthcare business at all.
 
He said government involvement makes things “messy.” But added that repealing the law, as some of his Republican colleagues have called for, could make things even “more messier.”
 
“What I always say is just let people opt out,” Paul told Cavuto, noting that Americans are allowed to opt out of other government programs, including education, medical savings accounts, and tax credits.
 
“You have to introduce competition, allow people to opt out of the system completely. Just opting out of that [Obamacare] mandate to buy private insurance is a good step, but that doesn’t solve the whole problem,” Paul added.
 
“I want always a chance to use the free market if you want to, and the people in this country ought to have a right to do it.”
 

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