ObamaCare: The Plan Is to Transition to "Single-Payer" Socialized Medicine
November 8, 2013
Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and the Democratic Socialists of America are planning to transform ObamaCare into single-payer socialized medicine.
It may be one of the very few things that Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives, Left and Right can agree on: ObamaCare has been an embarrassing series of rolling disasters since it stumbled out of the starting gate on October 1. From the non-functional Healthcare.gov website fiasco to the cancellation of millions (soon to be tens of millions) of existing health insurance policies to the heart-stopping sticker shock on replacement policies, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has drawn brickbats from critics all across the political spectrum. However, while disapproval of ObamaCare is very widespread, the critic camps are poles apart concerning what should be done. According to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), the Democratic Socialists of America, the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and other leading lights of the far Left, the real problem with ObamaCare is that it does not go far enough; the "solution," they say, is to go all the way to socialized medicine. But they don't have the conviction and courage to be that honest, so they say we must resurrect the "single payer/public option" alternative that was defeated during the 2009-2010 battle over ObamaCare in Congress. For millions of Americans, the terms "single payer" and "public option" do not carry the same negative connotations as "socialized medicine," which, of course, is why they were adopted as code words.