Sen. Rand Paul compares “Right to Healthcare” to slavery


He’s right

The people who want me to give up my earnings so everyone can have substandard healthcare rather than just the people who don’t/can’t work don’t care that I object. They don’t care that I work two jobs to pay for what I and my family have. They want me to pay, dearly.

Sen. Rand Paul, speaking at the HELP (Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions) subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging, nailed it again. The Subcommittee was looking at emergency room use as a primary care source, when Sen. Paul said;

“With regard to the idea whether or not you have a right to health care you have to realize what that implies. I am a physician. You have a right to come to my house and conscript me. It means you believe in slavery. You are going to enslave not only me but the janitor at my hospital, the person who cleans my office, the assistants, the nurses. … You are basically saying you believe in slavery,” said Paul (R-Ky.), who is an ophthalmologist.


The left is, as you would expect, up in arms. Think Progress even put up a video (via RCP) of Sen. Paul in his own words, words that somehow don’t sink in when heard by the leftists at Think Progress…

If my earnings are taken by force (which they are – try to tell the IRS “No”) to pay for something that not only do I not agree with, but has been ruled unconstitutional, what else can it be called?

You could call it “rogue government”, they are in the process of implementing Obamacare despite the ruling.

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Queen Hotchibobo
May 12, 2011 11:58 pm

If someone has the “right” to healthcare, that means that they have the “right” to have someone provide it. Nowhere in all these discussions does anyone ever discuss the rights of the doctors and nurses. If Uncle Sugar wants to provide health care, he should hire workers and build hospitals. Then he can provide the labor that he’s paying for, but to argue that Uncle Sugar should be allowed to set the prices for medical care and have patients choose their provider implies that Uncle Sugar has the power of ownership over those providers and he has no such authority.… Read more »

May 13, 2011 8:15 am

Factually, Rand Paul is correct. Looking at the 20-30 scope of Obamacare, we will revert to the UK model, where med schools will be scholarship students whop will go into PHS at $35K, replacing most specialties (who will go offshore to treat wealthy members of the approved state class.) Diagnostics will be reduced to simple ailments.

But politically, Paul has laid in the lap of the Left what they have been laying in ours. “Slavery”, great rhetoric…especially since it’s true.

May 13, 2011 8:57 pm

I saw this quote used in another article today. Dr. Hendricks wasn’t just referring to rationing of care or type of care that might be provided…he was also making reference to quality of care and what happens when gov’t defines quality of care that can NOT be provided by a doctor.

Facing that moral and ethical dilemma day in and day out, trying to reconcile with their conscience, fighting against apathy…I can see why a doctor would pull a “John Galt” rather than let government have that much control over their lives.

Mike gamecock DeVine
May 13, 2011 9:05 pm

Rand Paul rivals Jeff Sessions as my favorite senator.

Dr. Strangelove
Dr. Strangelove
May 14, 2011 10:44 pm

Well, first off if we want to talk about slavery, fine, let’s talk about slavery. During slavery, black women were often forced to bear children to keep the slave population viable. It was common for slaves to be bred by their masters for certain traits, and black women had no choice in the matter. They were studded and forced to carry the pregnancy to term at their master’s wish. Rhand Paul apparently wants to return to the days when a woman forced into pregnancy had no choice, and was forced to carry a pregnancy she was forced into against her… Read more »

May 15, 2011 8:41 pm

if ‘dr. strangelove’ wants to talk about slavery, let’s go:

the word slavery has been linked to emflamitory words like ‘racist’ and ‘civil rights’ without regard to any other kinds of slavery…there’s slavery to welfare…slavery to ignorance…and slavery to the past (as in: the inability to stand on your own without pulling the past up beside you and leaning on it for your bread and butter)…

handcuffing me to a healthcare system that i don’t chose and don’t need is slavery…

May 15, 2011 9:47 pm

And the individual mandate is tyranny and anyone who voted for it needs to be called on their support for tyranny and any congressman who didn’t vote for it but didn’t call it tyranny needs to be confronted with the opportunity to do so.