John Conyers: Obamacare is a Platform for Single Payer


When Obamacare was being debated conservatives were shouting from the rooftops that the Democrats were laying the groundwork for a single payer health care system. Most Democrats said that it wasn’t true, many even pretended to be disappointed that the law didn’t go far enough. But of course they voted for it anyway, because they knew what we were saying is the truth. To those of you who didn’t believe us, will you believe us now that Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) confirmed what we’ve been saying all along?

CNS News reported:

Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, told today that the health-care law that President Barack Obama signed last March is a “platform” for building a single-payer health care system in the United States.

During a newsmakers program at the National Press Club on Monday, Conyers said that after discussing the issue with Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D.-Ohio) he voted for the health-care law because he saw it as a necessary “platform” for building toward a single-payer health-care system in the United States.

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