Fred's Take On Clinton Health Care Plan

In a video posted on Fred Thompson's campaign Web site today, the former Tennessee senator gives us his take on Hillary Clinton's recently unveiled health care proposal. Thompson called the proposal "enough to make you sick," reports CBS News' John Bentley. Thompson attacked the provision of her plan that would could possibly require job applicants to prove to their employers that they have health insurance. "That kind of mindset is that the government knows best and if you don't agree, then you're just going to have to pay for it, one way or the other," he said. "To some Democrats, choice to them is like a cross is to a vampire - they don't like to see it coming down the road."

Thompson has said many times in his stump speeches that he wants to get rid of employment based insurance and "let people tailor their own insurance needs to what they need." He also advocates letting people have more choice in the marketplace and says he would encourage more competition in the health care arena if he is elected president. "We have the best health care in the world," he said "and we need to expand choice, not punishment." But Thompson has yet to lay out specific plans to help accomplish these ideas.
  • Vaughn Ververs

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