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Krauthammer: Obama's Plan is to Semi-Nationalize Healthcare

By Melissa Clyne   |   Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 09:16 AM

Obamacare’s endgame is the semi-nationalization of American healthcare, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said on Fox News’ "Special Report with Bret Baier."

"What the real objective of Obamacare is is to sever the relationship that people have now with employer-provided insurance and with their private insurance and also with the small group insurance so everybody ends up in the market, which is essentially controlled by the federal government," Krauthammer opined. "It is a semi-nationalization using the insurers as the middle man. But that’s what it’s about, and that was the objective in the first place, and that’s why all the numbers are obscure, all the numbers are hidden, and why you’ll only get them after we kick and scream and demand them."

Evidence of Obama's objective can be found in a Congressional Budget Office report projecting that half of the 7 million people who have signed up for healthcare insurance will lose their existing coverage after 10 years of Obamacare.

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Speaking at Cornell University last week, Krauthammer characterized Obamacare as a "clumsy beast" and said President Barack Obama made a fatal mistake by signing a law supported solely by Democrats, compared with programs such as Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid, which had support from both sides of the aisle, according to a piece in the Cornell Chronicle.

The decision has resulted in a "terrible liability" for Democrats, according to Krauthammer, who predicted that the president’s signature healthcare reform law will be short-lived.

"Obamacare is such a clumsy beast that it will simply expire … and then the country’s going to have a true choice between a single-payer system … [and] a free-market system," he said.

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