Watch as Wisconsin’s soon-to-be senior Senator Ron Johnson explains his belief that businesses should be allowed to deny health insurance to cancer patients because “our nation was based on the foundation of freedom and limited government.” (via Thinkprogress:
Here’s the transcript of Sen. Johnson’s comments.
KEYES: I know Richard Murdock had said even though businesses should give people, for instance, with cancer, health coverage, they shouldn’t be legally required by the federal government.
JOHNSON: They shouldn’t. Listen, our rights are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And when we start expanding beyond that realm, when you create a right for somebody, you create an obligation for somebody else, and then you’re taking away that person’s right. And that maybe doesn’t seem all that great, but it’s just true. Our nation was based on the foundation of freedom and limited government.
Ron Johnson’s message to those stricken by cancer? “Your employer shouldn’t have to pay for your insurance – go ahead and die already!”