In response to a question at the Wig & Pen about Wisconsin State Senate Dems' universal healthcare plan, Thompson called it "Hillary lite."
"Wisconsin has not done well since I left; there's a Democrat governor and a Democrat Senate, and they put in a health plan that costs $15 billion," Thompson said. "It's absolutely a government controlled system and I just don't want that."
Thompson followed saying one reason he wants to be president is that he understands healthcare better than any other Republican candidate. "I want to be able to use the private enterprise system to make it affordable and successful," he said.
-- By David Wise