Michael Moore condemns – and praises – Obamacare

Michael Moore, the guy who made Sicko, a fiery indictment of America’s health care system, is trashing Obamacare in an op-ed for The New York Times. But he also calls it a “godsend.”

“The Affordable Care Act is a pro-insurance-industry plan implemented by a president who knew in his heart that a single-payer, Medicare-for-all model was the true way to go. When right-wing critics “expose” the fact that President Obama endorsed a single-payer system before 2004, they’re actually telling the truth.”

At the same time, Moore calls Obamacare a “godsend” for people who were in danger of losing their coverage under the old system. But rather than “take a victory lap,” Moore urges progressives to keep fighting for “what we deserve: universal quality health care.” He looked ahead to 2017 when Vermont plans to implement a single-payer system that has the potential to “change everything.”