Print Friendly and PDF

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.”

Continue Reading on

Print Friendly and PDF
Posting Policy
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse. Read more.

  • Robalou01

    Spoken like the true Marxist you are, Reid

  • sean murry

    We do not want your marxist healthcare you old fart.

  • GinoV

    You old buzzard when the H-LL are going to retired and let some real men do the job.

    • Ed Shick

      He is Senile, but they do not want him in a mental hosp.,,

  • Jeff

    Reid is a horrible Marxist. Is people actually read Marx, they would understand this. Reid, like his fellow elected representatives have the closest single payer system, funded by the US public. Rather ironic that conservatives don’t complain to their elected leaders and demand that they opt out of the socialist healthcare system. Surely if Republicans and conservatives were consistent, they would demand Republicans give up their reliance on the “socialized” healthcare system that they benefit from.

    • Ann Rand

      Maybe Reid is a Marxist. I don’t know. But he looks to me like an old crooked politician who has been fleecing the taxpayers for years by any means that he can find.. I think he was big with the “Boys” in Vegas.. Likely still is… There is lots of room at the bottom of Hoover Dam for thieves like him. I hope he makes it there, soon.

      • Jeff

        Reid is a corporatist, like most politicians.

  • American Eagle

    Don`t think that you didn`t have the MAJORITY against anything related to Gov`t healthcare you stupid punk.


    That’s been obvious since the debate began. We just have to progress through all the lies and broken promises first.

  • AttMore

    I pray God kills or removes the whole evil regime….especially evil ovomit and mooch….p.s..I believe my prayers will be answered,because with God it’s already done.

  • elton123

    Single-payer healthcare is what the dems wanted in the first place

  • shannon853

    more then likely lead to one system ran by the federal government period! we must get it repealed and that most likely would be by voting out every jerk in congress that voted for it!.

  • t0066jh

    I’m in Canada on vacation. Yesterday I met a young Canadian MD, General Practioner. I mentioned I was getting a partial knee replacement in 2 weeks. He said he had never heard of that proceedure and that, in Canada, it takes 1 year, for approval for a full knee replacement. It appears that a single payer system might be good for those who only get minor ailments. Otherwise you’d best go to the US to see a specialist.

  • Robert

    I wish Obama, Reid and Pelosi would get caught having sex with each other in the Oval Office. Would the mainstream media report that??????????????

    • Ann Rand

      Yes, they would… They would add it to the manual about the “Life of Julia”….. Or maybe to the MILITARY Training MANUAL for young recruits on the subject of preventing STD’S.

  • HarryTC

    It’s the socialized medicine that causes Canadians to cross the border into the us for outer hospitals!

  • jong

    So he knows that the whole aim was to give us a Soviet based health care that kills the elderly by not allowing them care. Sounds like treason to me.

  • Ron Davis

    If that were true then why are you in the senate and congress wanting out of it? I know , they all think we are stupid

  • USMC 64-68

    That’s been Dear Leader’s plan all along. I don’t know who’s worse – the socialist democrats who dreamed this un-American crap up and foisted it on America, or the gutless RINOs who wouldn’t do a thing to stop it over the past 4 years.

  • lizaz

    Didn’t we know that was their agenda from day one??? Yes, we did. When single-payer wouldn’t pass in Congress, they knew they could go about it in a different way…..bankrupt all the insurance companies one by one, and soon there would only be the federal “government”….just like flood insurance. They insist on controlling everything and everyone…..that’s fascism!!!

  • J J

    We knew from the beginning that the ‘single-payer’ plan was what the Democrats wanted and many of us were surprised when you gave it up in order to get the monstrosity passed. But the smarter of us also knew that the Democrats had a backup plan to get the ‘single-payer’ plan implemented!!! But Harry, that will be the biggest mistake the Democrats have ever made!!!! It won’t work here any better than it has anywhere else. The arrogance of the Democrats has made them determined to try their hand at socialism even though history has proven it doesn’t work!!!!

  • grannylake

    We know that. I’m surprised old Harry admitted it considering Congress just beg for and got exempted from the lousy excuse of a healthcare plan known as Obamacare.

  • qwewr

    Straight to the point. I hope he and like minded pass away ASAP.

  • Alan

    What a revalation, like we didnt know that was Obama’s objective from day one. We dont want your nanny state healthcare, or you Sen. Reid, for that matter. Go away and leave us alone.


    Of course they wanted a single payer system “MEDICARE”, anyone with half a brain knew that was the endgame to begin with. “having something thats going to work forever” Sounds great guess thats why SSA is broke by 2030 and why anyone who wants quality care now that is on MEDICARE has to also pay for an insurance company supplemental policy!! What a piece of garbage, will never set foot in NV until he is gone!

  • Ed Shick

    Harry Reid is a Complete Fool an Narcissistic Moron ,, The Obama care bill should go into the paper shredder along with the people that wrote and signed It,,

  • AmericasBeeinScrood

    EVIL minion SOB’in WORM!!! He and his fellow minions love socialized medicine sooooo much, then THEY won’t mind at all when WE THE PEOPLE FORCE it down THEIR throats and we have our private healthcare and insurance. Obama “care” is NO care at all with DEATH Panels, DENIALS and RATIONINGS and it certainly isn’t “affordable”, or meant to be deliberately. They want to make it crazy, screwed up and expensive, so that the “only solution” will be evil government run/ single payer “care”!
    Maybe that’s why the government has been buying up tons of ammo and weapons because they know that angry people are going to revolt when the idiots finally find out what the government is doing to destroy their health CARE!

  • AmericasBeeinScrood

    Harry Hemorrhoid!