Rep. Paul: We need to let people opt out of health care
Texas congressman on ObamaCare ruling
- Duration 6:43
- Date Jun 27, 2012
Texas congressman on ObamaCare ruling
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Striking down the health care law may not to strike away all the build tides have that law on their lots of bills.
There's a new report that says even if -- High Court would have horrible hole thing out tomorrow.
A lot of states would already be on the book.
For billions of dollars worth of parts that have to be implemented just to say.
Just another example -- congress and Ron Paul says the government should not be in home care business at all.
But it is interesting congressman you can't disentangle this very easily even with a complete slap down from the supreme Florida.
No it isn't going to be easy and this is why the more complex of problems are the government creates.
The harder I try to figure a way how you transition out of them.
And then there is a way you can do this in medicine is -- -- repeal this law is gonna be -- here.
Well I USA is just let people off now always have a TS you know and education we say.
Opt out half private education homes education get your taxes back on a tax credit.
In medicine is the medical savings accounts but the patient controller funds let them have major medical let them deal with the doctor.
So you have to introduce competition allow people to opt out of the system completely.
Just -- that mandate to buy private insurance it's a good step but that doesn't solve the whole problem I want always a chance.
To use the free market if you want to the people in this country ought to have a right to do it.
I'm wondering whether they'll what I was mentioned with a prior guest congressman that.
The coming from I hear from a lot of CEOs and and and those who say.
Look you -- kill this whole thing not just a mandatory coverage thank.
Or else that lives on and -- -- -- What are you -- Well I think there's some truth today on the trouble is is some of -- has been put in motion.
But you know there's still a lot of government involvement even without this this deal and they'll never get rid of all this that the courts never rule that way so it's.
It's going to be messy going to be more complex it's not going to be an up and down -- -- You're telling us that if you can -- I understand the what you series saying is mandatory coverage aspect may go with a lot of -- that is the big trumpeted.
But there's that much of it will still live on and that's your feet.
I realize I think that's -- way you make things happen is they never really backed off because they steal the prince held by Republicans and Democrats is that.
The government should be involved in medicine.
They don't come up with market solutions are the courts are going to reflect that view.
So there's not going to be a whole lot solved hopefully it'll help -- a little bit.
You know there's the argument politically to be made that a defeat -- shut down like that for the president.
Could be a campaign sort of clarion call -- tried to help you folks I was trying to look at you this Republican packed court.
Destroyed it for you but I got your back -- it's -- its embodiment.
Well I think as cicada I think everything's politicized and -- a lot of demagoguery goes on especially in election year or so expected either way so.
Yes the it if it's struck down -- a major part struck down you're gonna hear it.
From the Democrats is they don't you know medicine should be free forever and I think it's no problem if you -- -- that's just sort of like a good idea -- -- -- -- a -- a -- that.
And -- the politicized and it'll be fought over for the next two or three months and then.
They'll go back to patches together and we're still gonna have a lot to it too much government involvement in our personal our economic lives there's no doubt about them.
You know during -- event.
Presidential contest congress and I including -- does -- honor of them being a question one of those debates.
I always thought you were a special case because when it came to this issue your doctor.
You know what you speak -- you know the hearts of doctors deal with and you know this better than I think any one then it and and I guess if they -- you don't mind -- my -- it is just as a doctor.
What happens now because let's say part of it is shot down and -- we could be wrong but let's say there's a lot of doctors tell me.
Premiums are still gonna go up.
Choices are still going to be compromised.
Medical care and attention in this country is still going to be tested.
It's a -- -- -- this.
It's going to be a tough environment for doctors period for patients here you -- that.
Yeah I I I certainly do and it's so messy now that this started in nearly seven days you know and I started these HMOs and PPOs.
They were done by mandates in the tax code contributed to this the legal system is all messed up on non sports and.
And and that is that is the -- so.
No it isn't gonna be be cleared up the patient is the one who suffer.
You know in a free market.
The consumer should be king it should be big businesses should be union position -- -- it's always the consumer in this case the consumers and patients.
In the patient should dictate everything should pick and choose to spend the money.
And negotiate -- they have lost total control and the doctors don't care that much what I wanted -- now is to make sure they don't get anything cut.
LR they're -- -- grip.
And so they're not anything it probably another -- -- and doctors aren't.
And and they have to pay an underpriced because of filling up all the forms and says they make less money and it takes all the fun out of Madison believe -- But ultimately the test should be doesn't help the consumer and in this case no matter what -- -- tomorrow the patient is still gonna suffer.
You know this.
-- these controversies despite the weakening economy.
On the latest polls as you know congress and show the president.
Ever so slightly widening his lead against Mitt Romney but.
We're doing better in some of these battleground states are you surprised.
Now I think it's still.
Still too early to say much because things that that lead the nation and the problems are very fickle you know they're gonna change from day to day.
I I think -- a balance at this battle for November's just really getting started so left.
I don't know whether you've read the polls today or tomorrow or next week we'll save as much as what's necessary what's the economy -- -- life isn't going to be.
Worse you know the next couple months is -- going to be another war going on in Syria.
Who knows what's gonna happen that's probably what -- determine the outcome of the election.
-- cars I know I'm not blowing you smoke but I must say I think you elevated the debate this election years significantly.
-- had a tremendous impact and you're very Smart guy anyone who can get young people to applaud talk about the Federal Reserve.
Was okay in my book -- moderate congressman thank you very much missing.
Thank you know Ron Paul.