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Ben Stein On Fox: Universal Healthcare A ‘Moral Imperative,’ But Will Hurt Economy

Economist, author and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off actor Ben Stein said health care reform was a “moral imperative,” but he disagreed with the way President Barack Obama went about getting it passed and said it would be bad for the economy in the short term.

“I think it’s going to have a negative effect in the short run because it will harm employers, it will put a new burden on employers and it will make them even more reluctant to hire,” Stein told Fox News’ Jenna Lee.

Stein said he was unsure how the Affordable Care Act could impact the economy long term, and said the way President Obama got the bill passed was like “breaking all the eggs and trying to get the egg yolks back into the eggs.”

“It is a moral imperative that people in this country have health care even if they’re not well to do,” he said. “The way they did it was an extremely cumbersome way and puts a big burden on small business.”

Watch the interview below, via Fox News:

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