Here’s my take:
Two points here:
1. Granted, there were a few people in the audience who yelled out “let him die” or some such nonsense, but the cheering was for Paul’s point that people need to assume personal responsibility for their lives. Yet, over at The Huffington Post this is reported as if the whole crowd shrieked with delight at the thought of dumping the patient in the gutter.
2. I am not a huge fan of Ron Paul, although I think he makes a lot of sense here. Here we have a hypothetical person who chose not to buy health insurance, even though he could afford it. This person becomes ill and then what? Should the government pay for his healthcare costs when he freely chose not to purchase health insurance or should he rely on his own funds and charity? I say the latter. What do you think?