People were concerned about national security, and that precluded us from having the opportunity to break through on the issues that we cared most about – the economy, education and health care.
What you see is when the government gets involved, you run out of money and health care gets rationed.
I think all Americans believe in human rights. And health is an often overlooked aspect of basic human rights. And it’s one that’s easily corrected. The reason I say that is that many of the diseases that we treat around the world, I knew when I was a child. My mother was a registered nurse. And they no longer exist in our country.
If Charlton Heston can have a constitutional right carry a rifle, why can’t grandma have a constitutional right to health care?
I don’t know if there is a Democrat who necessarily doesn’t believe health care is a right instead of privilege. There is a significant between us and the Republican Party on that issue.