Obama said multiple times that he wanted single-payer healthcare. That is, the government runs everything. Some think that Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act was to set up coverage through private insurance companies that would fail. Then people would say "The private approach failed. Let the government have control." You see? It was designed to fail!! This author, James Edwards, thinks so. But Obamacare failed too soon.
President Obama’s legacy may include a stake in the heart of a cherished dream of the progressive left: complete government control of healthcare in America.
Obama has always wanted a single-payer, government-run healthcare system, and he set out a complicated but achievable path to get to that goal through Obamacare. The eventual failure of Obamacare would set the stage for single-payer healthcare.
Unfortunately for him, he designed Obamacare to fail in the wrong ways at the wrong times, making it harder, not easier to achieve his goal of completely socialized healthcare.
If Obamacare dies an early and spectacular failure, it will be at least another 100 years before the American people will consider government-run healthcare again. This is why Obama will fight tooth and nail to impose this lead balloon on the American people.
Obama’s progressive “fundamental transformation” of this country was to revolve around a single-payer, government run and controlled healthcare system. He realized that he would have to sell a Trojan Horse to the American people; America would not stand for an immediate and open takeover of 1/6th of the economy. He therefore planned to gradually ruin and demonize the private insurance industry until it was fully destroyed, leaving full government control as the only option.
Obama, speaking to the Illinois AFL-CIO, on June 30, 2003 said, “I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care program.”
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"They say it will be working by the end of November," you say. If they had done the redesign and had the coding finished today, one month might be enough time to test it and get it to handle unforeseen combination, etc. Might be. But it's likely they would need even more time JUST TO TEST IT.