Representative Eric Cantor (R-VA) participated in a town hall meeting hosted by the Richmond Times Dispatch. Democratic Representative Bobby Scott also attended. Together, they took questions from the audience regarding their position on health care reform. The discussions were quite civil.
However, one of Rep. Cantor’s responses has me shaking my head. Here’s the video:
Attendee: “A relative lost her job. She later finds out she has cancer. She has no health insurance. What is your proposed solution?”
Cantor: “Sell everything to pay expenses. Once a certain poverty level is reached, apply for Medicaid (government-run health care for the poor). After that, look to charity or indigent services for assistance.”
Is this the Republican “solution?”