Obama pretty much stated that years ago. He mentioned in some group (may have been SEIU) that the complete govt takeover of healthcare would not be instant, but a gradual process. The stuff they put in place will just make it sooner rather than later.
Believe me, most of the people who voted for obama want single payer. Even those who have no idea what that means. They just want what they’re told to want.
These are the people who voted for obama because they actually thought everyone currently without insurance could be insured for free. They have no idea they’ll be picking up the tab through higher premiums. And even then they’ll say it’s the republicans’ fault for not “negotiating” with the democrats.