How Rand Paul was able to make such a connection between health care and slavery is beyond me.
First off, we don't have nationalized nor socialized health care for the civilian population. No public option; no universal health care.
Second, I didn't know doctors still made house calls!
Third, no one is forcing anyone to see a doctor they don't want to see or received medical treatment they don't want.
Fourth, States still have some control over how health insurance markets will function within their boarders. Insurance companies may now come under state-sponsored health insurance exchanges (a Republican idea, BTW), but it won't be the federal government that runs them. The PPACA only sets the standard bywhich the HIEs are to be organized; it's the individual States responsibility to operate and maintain them according to the law.
Fourth, the mandate may require folks to get health insurance, but it certainly doesn't tell you what insurance company to buy from.
Rand Pauls comments are nothing more than unnecessary race baiting.