- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams says that she is “sick and tired about of hearing about the free market” when discussing health care policy.

Peach State voters will soon decide if the Republican Governors Association was correct when it claimed that Ms. Abrams is “the most radical liberal to ever run for governor.” They received another data point to consider Sunday when the Democrat spoke at a “Men’s town hall” on her frustrations with capitalism.

“I am sick and tired of hearing about the free market being the solution to this problem [of health care costs] because I’ve never seen the free market write a prescription in rural Georgia,” she said.

The clip was spotlighted Tuesday by the Republican Party’s “GOP War Room” YouTube channel.

“The problem with the free market is the free market needs to make a profit, and there is no profit in doing the right thing,” she continued.

Republican opponent Brian Kemp, Georgia’s secretary of state, says on his campaign website that Ms. Abrams’ ideal situation would build on the “systemic failures of Obamacare by moving us towards a government run, single payer healthcare system that will cost billions … and ultimately bankrupt” Georgia.

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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