The frontrunner for the Republican Senate nomination in Montana comes out for the total abolition of Medicare and Medicaid:
Tim Sheehy, a lead contender for the Republican Senate nomination in Montana, said earlier this year that he wants to privatize the U.S. healthcare system, according to audio obtained by Semafor.
The comments, made at an August meet-and-greet in Glasgow, Mont., were captured on an audio recording obtained by Semafor. Speaking to a group of attendees, Sheehy argued that the Affordable Care Act’s subsidies for insurance coverage and other federal health programs had inflated the cost of medical treatment.
“Our hospitals have been built around federal healthcare subsidies. In my opinion we need to return healthcare to pure privatization,” he said.
I think it’s time for an investigation into Jon Tester’s compliance with email server management best practices!
Some useful context here is that Montana’s current Republican senator literally assaulted a reporter for asking for his views about healthcare.