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Neuroscientist Ben Carson Emerges as Most Effective Foe of ACA

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There are many strong voices of opposition to Obamacare, but Dr. Ben Carson, recently retired head of the department of neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University, may be the most effective.

Speaking at the Restoration Weekend annual conference of conservatives in Palm Beach on Friday, the highly decorated Dr. Carson analyzed President Obama's failure on health insurance as one of hubris.

"You can't be an expert in every area, but you have to know what you don't know in order to be an effective leader," Newsmax quoted him. Thinking you are smarter than everyone else and therefore don't have to have genuine experts around you is a leadership deficiency, according to the renowned brain surgeon.

Carson himself probably is not an expert on insurance, but he definitely is an expert on health. He also is a black who reflects the cultural conservatism of other black Americans more accurately than the President. Having risen from poverty to become a leader in his medical field, he scorns the suggestion that foes of the ACA lack concern for the poor and sick. True concern should lead one away from the ACA, he says.

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