Make no mistake this was his plan all along.
If the cost of coverage goes up a lot, those people will be squeezed hard. “While lower-income people could see lower costs because of government subsidies,” the Associated Press reported Sunday, “many in the middle class may get rude awakenings when they access the websites and realize they’ll have to pay significantly more.”
Right now, that’s happening only to people — a relatively small segment of the population, but still big enough to number in the millions — who purchase insurance through the individual market. But if some in the vastly larger group who have coverage through their jobs also begin to lose coverage, many, many millions of Americans will get the message that Obamacare is not for them. It could happen; certainly the law contains incentives for employers to cancel coverage and send employees to the Obamacare exchanges.One step closer to single payer...
As the nation enters the third week of the Obamacare health exchange implementation, it’s worth taking a second look at some interesting comments made in August by one of the chief architects of the law.
In short, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., never really thought the exchanges would work.
He just sees the Affordable Care Act as the first step to a fully government-run health care system, something that could be easier to achieve after the glitch-riddled, problematic opening of the federal health insurance exchanges this month.