ABC News’ Teddy Davis Reports: Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani spoke out in favor of "health-care vouchers" Saturday at Noah’s Ark Restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa.
The Republican presidential hopeful foresees "health care vouchers" for people who are too rich for Medicaid but too poor to buy private health insurance on their own.
He also reiterated his support for President Bush’s 2007 State of the Union proposal to exempt families with health insurance from income and payroll taxes on $15,000 of their income.
When told by a person with autism attending his event that "most" private insurers will not cover people with autism, Giuliani said that he favored "high-risk pools" for people with expensive conditions. He stressed, however, that, in his opinion, a "free market, profit-driven" health care system still serves most people best.