Stacey Abrams: I’m ‘Sick and Tired’ of Hearing About the Free Market Being Solution to Health Care

• October 23, 2018 12:02 pm


Georgia’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on Sunday said she was "sick and tired of hearing about the free market being the solution" to health care issues.

Abrams made the comments about health care during a "Men’s town hall" in Atlanta. She said it is the responsibility of Georgians to take care of those in need, especially when they are "working families who only want a little bit of access to health care."

"I am sick and tired of hearing about the free market being the solution to this problem because I’ve never seen the free market write a prescription in rural Georgia," Abrams said. "I mean, I’ve never seen the free market show up and give someone Metformin so they can have a little bit of control of their diabetes before it turns into an amputation of their foot."

"I’ve never seen the free market say ‘I’m going to replace that stint in your heart next door and not make you go 200 miles to get it done,'" Abrams continued. "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."

The Republican Governors Association slammed Abrams for her criticism of the free market, saying she's "too extreme for Georgia."

"Stacey Abrams has already made a name for herself by embracing the radical far-left, but now she’s openly attacking the free market," RGA communications director Jon Thompson said. "What will she attack next, Democracy? She’s too extreme for Georgia."

Abrams' criticism of the free market echoes her previous claim about not needing "Conservative values to win in Georgia.’

"We don't have to pivot to conservative values to win Georgia," she said. "We just have to speak about our own values and have bold and detailed plans about how we're going to make it work."

Abrams faces off against Republican Brian Kemp, Georgia's secretary of state, next month in the general election.

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