How did we get here? How did the debate on health issues get so politicized, and so removed from reality that GOP Presidential candidates can simply say “Repeal Obamacare” without ever proposing an alternative?
At the CNN “Tea Party” debate, when the candidates were debating the so-called “individual mandate,” Wolf Blitzer asked a question about a hypothetical 30-year old, who doesn’t buy health coverage and ends up in a debilitating coma for six months. The question is who pays the tab. But when Ron Paul doesn’t answer the question, the follow-up is more pointed
“Are you saying that society should just let him die?”
Several members of the audience yell, “Yes!” to great applause.