THE DOCTOR

Ben Carson: Obamacare Is Slavery

Last year, conservatives’ favorite retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson said the Affordable Care Act was “the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery.” This weekend, Carson defended this comparison on NBC’s Meet the Press. “First of all, recognize what I said,” Carson stipulated. “Worst thing since slavery. I didn’t say it was slavery.” When host David Gregory interrupted to note that Carson also said that “it is slavery in a way,” the doctor agreed. “In a way, anything is slavery that robs you of your ability to control your own life.”