Kucinich: GOP’s ObamaCare repeal efforts could lead to single payer

Kucinich said that Republican efforts to starve the new healthcare law could inadvertently push the country toward a single-payer system.

“If you demolish the new bill and we go back to square one, you still have 50 million who don’t have any coverage, then what’s the option if you can’t have the government, say, by private insurance, which — believe me, as someone would has fought that system I understand that — then the only other option is to say what other industrialized democracies say, healthcare is a basic right, we’ve got to provide for everyone, we’ll have a single-payer system,” the congressman said.