Pat Toomey Opposes Employer-Based Health Care, Thinks Everyone Should Be "On Their Own"

July 09, 2009 12:36 pm ET — Chris Harris

During a radio interview on July 9, 2009, former Club for Growth President Pat Toomey came out against employer-based health care.  In a startling admission, Toomey said, "I think members of Congress should be on their own to get their own health care like everyone else should be."

Pat Toomey Opposes Employer-Based Health Care

During a July 9, 2009 radio interview on WPHT with Michael Smerconish, former Club for Growth President Pat Toomey admitted he opposed employer-based health care and believes "everyone" should be "on their own."

While discussing the public health insurance option, and whether members of Congress should be covered by the resulting plan, Toomey said:

I think that's perfectly fair and reasonable.  I do not think that what they're proposing for the general public is the same as what's being offered for members of Congress.  I think it's a big mistake to have the government running health care.  And, frankly, I think members of Congress should be on their own to get their own health care like everyone else should be. [emphasis added]

Wow. 

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