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Reid says Obamacare will lead to a single-payer healthcare system


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that the U.S. needs to “work our way past” an insurance-based healthcare system during an interview Friday with the Las Vegas PBS program “Nevada Week in Review,” the Las Vegas Sun reports.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, is the first step in some lawmakers’ plans to reshape the entire U.S. healthcare system.

“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. “We had a real good run at the public option… Don’t think we didn’t have a tremendous number of people who wanted a single-payer system.”

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