How The Public Option Became The Core Of Obamacare Read it all for details and quotes, but here’s the gist:
For those of you that have been following the health care debate through this blog, the fact that a well respected liberal like Schmitt is ready to admit that the public option was always “a kind of stealth single-payer” should be no surprise. We have already extensively detailed how Reps. Barney Frank (D-MA), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein, and Noble Prize winning New York Times columnist Paul Krugman have all been caught on video explaining to single-payer advocates that the public option is nothing more than a Trojan Horse for single payer health care. And just to add another to the list, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) also admitted as much on MSNBC yesterday.
The Left always did intend for this to end up as a purely nationalized, single payer system like Canada or Britain. Everything else, including all the talk of “choice,” was and is a smokescreen to dupe the public until it’s too late to back out.