March 25, 2014

Yes, Charles Krauthammer got his swipe at any effort to give everyone access to health care, but it sure seems to me like he's saying single payer is a better system if you're going to actually go that direction.

Speaking on Fox and Friends Monday morning, Krauthammer said "a single payer system would at least have been logical and simple."

Well, duh. And could you imagine the heads exploding all over the country if a single payer system had been passed instead of this one? The 2009 town hall meetings would have been ten times worse than they were. But still, he's right. Single payer would have been simple and far more logical, but wingers who hang on Krauthammer's every word would never have allowed it.

Of course, he contradicts himself a few minutes later when he says the whole purpose of passing the ACA was because "Democrats want to take stuff over. That's what Obama did." Also, in the World According to Krauthammer, covering the uninsured and excluded due to pre-existing conditions was just a pretext to take the whole system over while not implementing single payer because...who knows?

I just think it's adorable to hear Charles Krauthammer sing the praises of single payer on Fox News. Hey, if Republicans want to just set up Medicare for All and pass it in the House, I'm pretty sure we could get the Senate to sign on too.

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