Colorado Democrat Andrew Romanoff throws single payer under the bus because ObamaCare
During Tuesday night’s Denver Post debate in the 6th Congressional District, Democratic challenger Andrew Romanoff backtracked from his support four years ago for a single-payer health care system. At the time, the Affordable Care Act had just been passed by Congress, and Romanoff was running to the left of Sen. Michael Bennett as he challenged him unsuccessfully in the party primary.
U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman’s campaign seized Wednesday on what it called Romanoff’s “180-degree reversal,” suggesting his more moderate position this year was a “white wash” of his record. Romanoff said his position favoring a government-paid system changed because the health care reform law is now in place, and he doesn’t think it should be scrapped.
A couple of implications:
1) Even when fully implemented, ObamaCare will still leave many millions uncovered. That's perfectly OK with with Democrats. "Justice for all" is simply not in their lexicon.
2) All those Obots and Democratic apologists who said, "Oh, we love single payer. ObamaCare is a step towards it!" were either ignorant or lying. Or, to be fair, possibly both.