Senate Leader Harry Reid had a rare moment of honesty when he admitted that Obamacare is just a step toward single payer. The goal is to destroy the health insurance industry.
Reid said he thinks the country has to “work our way past” insurance-based health care during a Friday night appearance on Vegas PBS’ program “Nevada Week in Review.”
“What we’ve done with Obamacare is have a step in the right direction, but we’re far from having something that’s going to work forever,” Reid said.
When then asked by panelist Steve Sebelius whether he meant ultimately the country would have to have a health care system that abandoned insurance as the means of accessing it, Reid said: “Yes, yes. Absolutely, yes.”
The idea of introducing a single-payer national health care system to the United States, or even just a public option, sent lawmakers into a tizzy back in 2009, when Reid was negotiating the health care bill.
“We had a real good run at the public option … don’t think we didn’t have a tremendous number of people who wanted a single-payer system,” Reid said on the PBS program, recalling how then-Sen. Joe Lieberman’s opposition to the idea of a public option made them abandon the notion and start from scratch.
Eventually, Reid decided the public option was unworkable. (Read More)
Well, at least he’s finally telling the truth, although it’s a few years too late. Some of us have warned that this is what they had in mind, but of course the media kept that to themselves.
In other news, Democrats who voted for the death panel are now against it.
Update: I almost forgot to tell you that Obamacare is now targeting charitable hospitals that take care of the uninsured. How compassionate.
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