Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., went on the Daily Show Monday night to talk about Obamacare with guest host Jon Oliver.
Paul explained that Obama’s health care bill was the result of good intentioned politicians failing to come up with effective policy to help people get health insurance.
“I call it the dinosaur syndrome,” he said. “We have a lot of politicians who have really small brains and really big hearts. And they want to do what’s right, but I don’t think it’s going to work.”
Paul appears comfortable during the segment – effectively defending free market principles for the health insurance business.
Paul explained to Oliver, who originally was from Britain, that the health care in Britain was inferior because people had to wait in line.
“If I get sick I’ll get on a plane and go back,” Oliver said. “Because they’ll take care of me.”
“They probably will,” Paul admitted. “I think that there’s special coverage for mental illness as well over there.”
As the crowd laughed, Oliver shook Paul’s hand.
“Well played,” he said.