Dr. Benjamin Carson speaks during the National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton February 7, 2013 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Barack Obama reportedly used the occasion to call for unity and common ground Washington politics. (Photo by Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images)

Conservative firebrand and recent Fox News hire Dr. Ben Carson became the latest right winger to compare Obamacare to slavery at the Voter Values Summit today.

The president’s signature health care reform law, which has begun expanding nationwide this month, is a favorite punching bag at GOP-friendly events such as these.

Carson, who infamously assailed the legislation right in front of Obama at a prayer breakfast, told summit attendees, “I have to tell you Obamacare is, really I think, the worst thing that’s happened in this nation since slavery.”

“It was never about healthcare, it was about control,” Carson added.

Once widely revered for his brilliance as a neurosurgeon, Carson has since become a polarizing figure because of his political positions.

His recent comments comparing homosexuality to bestiality and pedophilia provoked a protest at his alma mater Johns Hopkins University, forcing Carson to withdraw from a pre-planned commencement speech.