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.