Does Rob Schaaf regret comparing health insurance to slavery?

It’s safe to say that one of the top three jaw-dropping moments from the 2009 session of the Missouri General Assembly was when St. Joseph Rep. Rob Schaaf compared health insurance for children to slavery in the 19th Century.

Now, you might think that Schaaf, a Republican, got caught up in the heat of the moment — the debate about health care expansion certainly got heated. Perhaps, after the outrage from his Democratic colleagues, he felt some twinge of regret about the controversial statement. If nothing else, the ethics complaint filed by Democrats had to be mildly embarrassing for the Buchanan County physician.

So, after nearly two months to reflect, does Rob Schaaf still stand behind his fiery claim that our low-income neighbors have turned us into modern-day slaves?

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