"Do you aspire to live in a country where we have universal health care?" Willie Geist asked Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., on Monday's Morning Joe.
Johnson answered that the business trumped government oversight in this area:
"What I aspire to is health care being governed more by free market competitive system. I use the examples of one area of health care that generally isn’t covered by a third party payer or governments is eyeglasses. Free marketed produced business that you can walk off the street, get eyeglasses for—in an hour, two for the price of one—and take a look at the quality of laser surgery, gone up, the price has gone down a lot in ten years. Free market is a marvel in terms of guaranteeing the lowest possible price and cost, the highest possible level quality of customer service,
"Yes or no, do you aspire for the United States to have universal health care coverage?" Geist pushed.
"I want everybody to be able to access health care, affordable health care, you can do that through the free market, not government control. We’ve moved in the wrong directly that way."