Ben Carson: Obamacare is “the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery”

The Fox News contirbutor also claimed that the healthcare bill is itself a form of subjugation VIDEO

Topics: Ben Carson, Obamacare, Values Voter Summit, Right Wing Watch, Video,

Ben Carson: Obamacare is "the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery" (Credit: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)

While speaking at the Values Voter Summit, Ben Carson, the celebrated neurosurgeon and recent Fox News hire, called Obamacare “the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery,” according to a new report from Right Wing Watch.

Carson went on to argue that the healthcare program “is slavery, in a way, because it is making all of us subservient to the government.” The bill was passed, he continued, not in order to improve America’s healthcare system or provide insurance to those who could not obtain it otherwise, but rather because “it was about control.”

Carson then went on to talk about Vladimir Lenin, the 20th century Soviet dictator, because of course he did.

Watch Carson’s remarks here:

Elias Isquith

Elias Isquith is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on politics. Follow him on Twitter at @eliasisquith, and email him at eisquith@salon.com.

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