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Santorum: Our Health Care System Is Like Free Food

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Rick Santorum, who prides himself on being a top-notch communicator, is seen in this clip from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina comparing the current health care system to “food insurance.” He suggests that like a universal food program that provides nearly free food, universal health care will encourage waste, inefficiency, and over treatment. And while we certainly have to modernize programs like Medicare and Medicaid and change the incentives for providers, it’s difficult to attribute all of the programs’ rising costs to seniors gulping up oodles of “free” care. Watch it: