Wolf Blitzer: "A healthy thirty-year-old young man has a good job, makes a good living, but decides 'You know what, I'm not gonna spend two hundred to three hundred dollars a month for health insurance because I'm healthy, I don't need it.' But, you know, something terrible happens, all of a sudden, he needs it. Who's going to pay for if he goes into a coma, for example? Who pays for that?"
Ron Paul: "In a society where you accept Welfarism and Socialism, he expects the government to take care of him."
Wolf Blitzer: "What do you want?"
Ron Paul: "What he should do is whatever he wants to do and have some responsibility for himself. My advice to him is to have a major medical policy, but not be forced..."
Wolf Blitzer: "But he doesn't have that. And he needs intensive care for six months. Who pays?"
Ron Paul: "That's what freedom is all about. Taking your own risks. This whole idea that you have to prepare and take care of everybody..."
Wolf Blitzer: "But Congressman, are you saying that society should just let him die?"
Ron Paul: "No, ..."