Skip to comments.Conyers: Obamacare Is ‘Platform’ for Creating Single-Payer System
Posted on 03/15/2011 7:50:08 AM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, told CNSNews.com 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.
Speaking with CNSNews.com after the event at the National Press Club, Conyers said, What were trying to do is insure everybody, right? Were trying to insure more people, not less and so its my feeling that the rising costs that are going on will not be solved by getting rid of peoples health insurance--that throws them into emergency rooms and charity and other things. Thats why HR 676 is our ultimate solution--is that everybodys insured from birth on and thats what were still fighting for.
CNSNews.com then asked Conyers, Do you see a single-payer health care system ultimately in the United States?
Of course," he said. "Universal health care--well, every industrial country on the planet already has a universal system of health care.
When asked if he thinks President Obama's health-care law will lead to a single-payer health-care system in the U.S., Conyers said: Well its a platform. I dont think they flow smoothly but without that, if we didnt have this then health care, universal health care would be an even more difficult legislative objective, he said.
Oh Donna or is it Obama,you have to listen to this it is great..
Yeah, and EVERYONE SUCKS!
Sounds like San Fran’s Mayor —— You’re going to pay for it weather you like it or not.
Wow. A Democrat telling the truth about Obamacare? Pigs must be flying.
...by collapsing the existing system. Medical Cloward-Piven.
He gets free health care now under his Cadillac plan and his wife will get free health care in prison.
I had not seen that before. Thanks!
Every Communist eventually uses the old line about every other industrialized country.
I had never seen it either until this morning I got it from a friend..
That’s the frustrating thing about trying to deal honestly with an ideology that is based on lies -
you could tell your avg sheeperal all day long that single payer was the ultimate goal (and they might even approve of that),
and if they are savvy, they’ll deny it all day long, because they know then that they’ll have to defend the “merits” of single payer.
Yes. Which is why Obamacare must be terminated with extreme prejudice.
Well, duh. That’s been the goal all along no matter what sort of lies fascists have been telling everyone. Bankrupt the insurance industry and then you have a manufactured crisis that “forces” the government to take over and start killing republican grannies. Come on, is this a surprise to anyone? The only reason it’s news is because it’s so seldom that the democrat fascists tell the truth.
Will the MI Legislature have the cohones in redistricting to create a new district where Conyers has to go mano-e-mano against Dingell.
Then we can talk about Single Payer....
It’s only a surprise because he’s telling the truth about it.
Well, duh! LOSING!
How’s the wife, Shrek? (A question for Rep.rehensible John Conyers.)
you always KNEW that Kucinich would not have voted for it were this not the case