This is pretty messed up.
Even though this all happened back in '08, the story of Republican candidate Ron Paul's deceased campaign manager is being revisited all over the media right now, because of its pertinence to Paul's current views on health insurance.
As a reminder, Paul's campaign manager Kent Snyder passed away three years ago due to pneumonia, and the man didn't have health insurance at the time of his death.
Despite the fact that he was uninsured, he received some medical care, and after he passed away his mother received a $400,000 bill from his hospital!
During a presidential debate on Monday, Paul was asked if society should just let an uninsured middle-aged man die, to which he responded as follows:
"That's what freedom is all about, taking your own risks."
After his comments, Paul backtracked slightly and commented that churches could help out.
How much are churches going to help out, Paul? We're pretty sure that Kent Snyder's mother's $400,000 hospital bill isn't getting covered by a church!
We understand this is a complicated issue, but there's something wrong with Ron Paul's cold approach to this subject ESPECIALLY since someone who worked so hard for him passed away without health insurance.
What do U think? Should society let an uninsured person die?
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