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Conyers: Obamacare Is ‘Platform’ for Creating Single-Payer System
CNSNews.com ^ | March 14, 2011 | Nicholas Ballasy

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 we’re trying to do is insure everybody, right? We’re trying to insure more people, not less and so it’s my feeling that the rising costs that are going on will not be solved by getting rid of people’s health insurance--that throws them into emergency rooms and charity and other things. That’s why HR 676 is our ultimate solution--is that everybody’s insured from birth on and that’s what we’re 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 it’s a platform. I don’t think they flow smoothly but without that, if we didn’t have this then health care, universal health care would be an even more difficult legislative objective,” he said.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 112th; bhohealthcare; communism; conyers; corruption; democrats; fascism; fraud; govtabuse; healthcare; johnconyers; liberalfascism; obama; obamacare; platform; singlepayer; socialism; socialistdemocrats; socialisthealthcare; socializedmedicine; system; tyranny
Video at link.
1 posted on 03/15/2011 7:50:11 AM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: ConjunctionJunction

BTTT


2 posted on 03/15/2011 7:53:59 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=aiGg8D4hFLc&vq=medium

Oh Donna or is it Obama,you have to listen to this it is great..


3 posted on 03/15/2011 7:55:34 AM PDT by PLD
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To: ConjunctionJunction
“Of course," he said. "Universal health care--well, every industrial country on the planet already has a universal system of health care.”

Yeah, and EVERYONE SUCKS!

4 posted on 03/15/2011 7:56:41 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

Sounds like San Fran’s Mayor —— You’re going to pay for it weather you like it or not.


5 posted on 03/15/2011 7:57:03 AM PDT by edcoil (Democrat's and vampires should never be invited in your home.)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

Wow. A Democrat telling the truth about Obamacare? Pigs must be flying.


6 posted on 03/15/2011 7:57:19 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: ConjunctionJunction

...by collapsing the existing system. Medical Cloward-Piven.


7 posted on 03/15/2011 7:58:24 AM PDT by denydenydeny (Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views, beyond the comprehension of the weak-Adams)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

He gets free health care now under his Cadillac plan and his wife will get free health care in prison.


8 posted on 03/15/2011 7:58:40 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: PLD

I had not seen that before. Thanks!


9 posted on 03/15/2011 7:59:10 AM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: ConjunctionJunction

Every Communist eventually uses the old line about every other industrialized country.


10 posted on 03/15/2011 8:00:26 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

I had never seen it either until this morning I got it from a friend..


11 posted on 03/15/2011 8:01:17 AM PDT by PLD
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To: originalbuckeye
pigs Pictures, Images and Photos
12 posted on 03/15/2011 8:02:03 AM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: originalbuckeye

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.


13 posted on 03/15/2011 8:04:21 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: ConjunctionJunction
Conyers: Obamacare Is ‘Platform’ for Creating Single-Payer System

Yes. Which is why Obamacare must be terminated with extreme prejudice.

14 posted on 03/15/2011 8:08:44 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: MrB
Yes. Who was it that said that ‘people who claim the Affordable Health Care Act (Obamacare) is Socialized Medicine are promoting the biggest lie of 2010’. Who was that?? And how do they get away with still claiming that this has any association woth affordability? EVERYONE who buys health insurance KNOWS the cost has gone up. Obviously to try to fool people into embracing Obamacare/Socialized Medicine. And why the waivers? Big Media should be sued for fraud for not telling the truth to our citizenry. If we had an HONEST NATIONAL NEWS MEDIA the people wouldn't have been fooled into voting for Zero. And if Socialized Medicine is ever implemented, people's income taxes will rise 10-20% to pay for it. And we ALL will get a whole lot less ‘care’ from the health industry.
15 posted on 03/15/2011 8:13:39 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: ConjunctionJunction

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.

Regards


16 posted on 03/15/2011 8:16:24 AM PDT by Rashputin (Barry is totally insane and being kept medicated and on golf courses to hide the fact)
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To: ConjunctionJunction
The question begs...

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....

17 posted on 03/15/2011 8:17:44 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Rashputin

It’s only a surprise because he’s telling the truth about it.


18 posted on 03/15/2011 8:17:55 AM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: ConjunctionJunction

Well, duh! LOSING!


19 posted on 03/15/2011 8:22:02 AM PDT by Terry Mross (We need a SECOND party.)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

How’s the wife, Shrek? (A question for Rep.rehensible John Conyers.)


20 posted on 03/15/2011 8:30:30 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: ConjunctionJunction

you always KNEW that Kucinich would not have voted for it were this not the case


21 posted on 03/15/2011 8:32:53 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Absolutely!


22 posted on 03/15/2011 8:46:28 AM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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