Sen. Mike Lee claims a request by the White House that private insurance companies delay deadlines for people to get health coverage under the Affordable Care Act is a step down the road toward socialized medicine.
Appearing on Fox News on Friday, Lee said the request by the Obama Administration could lead to a single-payer healthcare system.
LEE: I think that’s a problem. I think it is definitely a step in the direction of what we all feared which is, national, single payer, government-run, government health care system, the likes of which can be seen in other countries around the world, many parts of Europe. We’re not well-suited for this sort of experiment in America. It is not going to work here. This is a step in that direction.
Lee himself has repeatedly called on the administration to delay Obamacare — as part of a gambit to defund and ultimately repeal the law. “Ted and I and others are willing to fund even programs that we don’t like as a compromise gesture in order to avoid having to fund Obamacare, and as a condition for making it possible to defund Obamacare and thereby achieve a delay,” he told Fox News in September. “That’s what we want.”