Not Establishment Press News: Reid Says Obamacare Just a Step Toward Single-payer Health Care

Though many of us have known a fundamental truth about Obamacare for several years, the fact that Harry Reid admitted to the truth is important.

How important? So important that despite plenty of bloggers and other new media outlets taking note of it, the Associated Press, New York Times, Washington Post (the latest stories here and here are from before Reid made his admission on Friday evening), and Politico haven't mentioned it at all. That's when you know that an inconvenient truth has been spoken. The truth is that Reid and others on the left see the current Obamacare regime as a mere pit stop towards a "single-payer" (i.e., totally government controlled) health care system which eliminates the insurance industry entirely. Reid, as as reported by the Las Vegas Sun, said so on Friday (bolds are mine):

Reid says Obamacare just a step toward eventual single-payer system

In just about seven weeks, people will be able to start buying Obamacare-approved insurance plans through the new health care exchanges.

But already, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is predicting those plans, and the whole system of distributing them, will eventually be moot.

Reid said he thinks the country has to “work our way past” insurance-based health care during a Friday night appearance on Vegas PBS’ program “Nevada Week in Review.”

“What we’ve done with Obamacare is have a step in the right direction, but we’re far from having something that’s going to work forever,” Reid said.

When then asked by panelist Steve Sebelius whether he meant ultimately the country would have to have a health care system that abandoned insurance as the means of accessing it, Reid said: “Yes, yes. Absolutely, yes.”

Of course, people following new media have known for at least four years that President Obama has always been a true believer in single-payer.

The establishment press didn't cover the discovery of a related video which proved that point, either.

Thus, most relatively disengaged Americans do not know the left's true intentions with Obamacare, even though the establishment press does, but just won't tell them.

This of course leads to an obvious question: What else which hasn't been admitted are they not telling us for what they must think is "our own good"? This is what happens when self-described watchdogs turn into lapdogs.

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