April 2, 2012

GOP AG fought Obamacare because he wants single payer

Think Progress - According to one Republican attorney general in the lawsuit against the health care individual mandate, the problem with Obamacare is that it’s not a government takeover of health care.

Think Progress spoke with Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday. Caldwell opposes Obamacare and the individual mandate, but for a different reason than most of his fellow litigants: it props up the private health insurance industry. “Insurance companies are the absolute worst people to handle this kind of business,” he declared. “I trust the government more than insurance companies.” Caldwell went on to endorse the idea of a single-payer health care system, saying it’d “be a whole lot better” than Obamacare:


Anonymous said...

I agree. I'm against Obamacare too for this very reason. I much prefer a "single payer" system and we will never get one if Obamacare is allowed to stand.

Anonymous said...

Do we have someone channeling Huey??!

What an amazing statement. It definitely sounds like something Huey would say, were he still with us.

Anonymous said...

Only in Louisiana would someone take up a Republican tactic to achieve a Democratic result

Anonymous said...

I'll let the conservatives claim they wanted single payer all along if we can just have it already.