Sunday in Atlanta at a “Men’s town hall,” Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams (D-GA) said she was “sick and tired of hearing about the free market being the solution” when discussing health care.
Abrams said, “We have a thriving and diverse economy. We can educate bold and ambitious children, but our fundamental responsibility is to take care of the least of these, especially when the least of these are working families who only want a little bit of access to healthcare. I am sick and tired of hearing about the free market being the solution to this problem. I’ve never seen the free market write a prescription in rural Georgia.”
She added, “I’ve never seen the free market show up to give someone Metformin, so they can have a little control over their diabetes before it turns into an amputation of there foot. I’ve never seen the free market say ‘I’m going to replace that stent in your heart next door and not make you go 200 miles to get it done. The problem with the free market is the free market needs to make a profit and there is no profit in doing the right thing.”
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