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Dr. Ben Carson: Healthcare Is ‘Upside Down’ : NPR (and another thing)

They make money by denying people care. That’s an inherent conflict of interest. That situation needs to be addressed. Some people would say that’s not a conservative way of thinking. But I don’t think really conservative or liberal; I think what makes sense? What’s going to help the American people? What’s going to give them what they need? Not only in health care but in terms of jobs, in terms of education, in terms of a whole host of issues that, you know, I addressed in the most recent book, “America the Beautiful.”

via Dr. Ben Carson: Healthcare Is 'Upside Down' : NPR.

Funny how Dr. Carson made no mention of insurance companies “denying people care” in their drive to make profits at the “2013 National Prayer Breakfast.” The surprising thing will be if he uses this “denying people care” observation in describing the insurance industry at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) or if he’ll make any criticism of any corporate entity or group.

Wonder if he’ll start his speech with

It’s very difficult to speak to a large group of people these days and not offend someone. I know people walk around with their feelings on their shoulders waiting for you to say something – ahh – did you hear that? And they can’t hear anything else you say. The PC police are out in force at all times.

My guess is that if he does that his American Conservative Union comrades will not characterize his comments as “not a criticism of anything but just some stuff that makes sense, logical things that make sense.” It’s unlikely that Ayn Rand disciples masquerading as “for-God-so-love-the-world” Christians will tolerate any criticism of “job creators.”