On Cue...PBS: Single-Payer Solves Obamacare Woes
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#1 Oct 26, 2013
PBS’s ‘Inside Washington’: Single-Payer System Solves ObamaCare Woes
by Noel Sheppard, Newsbusters...
Even before the disastrous ObamaCare launch, many conservative pundits have said the so-called “Affordable Care Act” was the first step toward a single-payer, universal healthcare system in America.
On PBS’s Inside Washington Friday, syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Politico’s Evan Thomas both advanced single-payer as the solution to all that ails us with host Gordon Peterson agreeing (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):
During a lengthy discussion about ObamaCare’s woes, Shields said,“There is an answer to it. It’s a two-word answer: it’s called single-payer.”
A few minutes later, Thomas said,“We’re going towards single-payer. It’s just a question of how we’re going to get there.”
Shields and Peterson both agreed saying,“Yeah.”
NPR’s Nina Totenberg seemed dubious, but when has she been right about anything?
After all, Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said in August that he felt ObamaCare was just a step towards single-payer.
This of course raises the question: is it possible the disastrous rollout of the health insurance exchanges was intentional?
Before you scoff, consider what appears highly likely:
-- The vast majority of people that will successfully purchase insurance through the exchanges will be currently uninsured sick people that need coverage.
-- A tremendously small percentage of the healthy young people necessary for the system to “work” will enroll.
-- Millions of Americans will lose health insurance they had before the plan was implemented due to their policies not being acceptable under the new law.
This could result in millions of Americans suddenly in desperate need of coverage, far more than prior to the law being enacted.
President and Obama and the Democrats ride in as the white knight with the plan to rescue the nation: single-payer.
The problem is that they’ve demonstrated such incompetence up to this point, will there actually be enough desperate people in the nation willing to let the gang that couldn’t shoot straight take over the entire healthcare system?
With folks such as Peterson, Shields, Thomas, and the rest of the single-payer-loving media leading the charge, the answer sadly might be “Yes.”
Be afraid, ladies and gentlemen. Be very afraid.
#2 Oct 26, 2013
If this happens, it will happen under Hillary when she is president.
#3 Oct 26, 2013
Consider that when the Democrats had the supermajority, the vouchers to help those who received their insurance from their employer were repealed. If true, a few completely bamboozled a lot and that, in my eyes, is unacceptable even to get the prize. In the end, they'll have to answer to someone and it won't be the American people.
#4 Oct 26, 2013
Single payer will usher in a medical system that rivals witch doctors a faith healer con men like Rod Parsley
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#5 Oct 26, 2013
They can only push so far before we get outright insurrection.
Since: Dec 11
#6 Oct 30, 2013
Obama is finally boxed in. Watch him lie like the dog he is and behold the true measure of his character.
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