Democrats aren't happy with Obamacare. They're just using it as a stepping stone.
Reid, as quoted in the Las Vegas Sun:
“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.
When then asked by panelist Steve Sebelius whether he meant ultimately the country would have to have a health care system that abandoned insurance as the means of accessing it, Reid said: “Yes, yes. Absolutely, yes.”Reid's comments are exactly in line with the position Barack Obama outlined for the Service Empolyees International Union in early 2008. There would be an intermediate step as the Left weened Americans off private sector health care and substituted government administrators.
Reid's comments, along with Obama's provide anecdotal evidence Dems never intended Obamacare to work. They packed it with enough failure points, and designed it to do enough damage to traditional insurers, that the system would fail so that government could rush to the sheeple's rescue with a bold new single payer, exclusively government health care plan.
Only thing that surprises me is that Reid's already jumped out front speaking of the next phase before Obamacare is fully rolled out. The Left's timetable for America's fundamental transformation appears to be picking up its pace.