In a scathing op-ed in the New York Times on Tuesday, far-left documentary filmmaker Michael Moore finally admits that "Obamacare is awful." However, he doesn't cite the horrendous Healthcare.gov rollout, millions of cancelled health insurance plans or increasing monthly premiums.
Michael Moore attends the '12-12-12' screening at Ziegfeld Theater on November 8, 2013 in New York City. Craig Barritt/Getty Images
The fact that Obamacare just isn't good enough, he explains, is "the dirty little secret many liberals have avoided saying out loud for fear of aiding the president's enemies."
So why does Moore now openly proclaim that Obamacare "awful?"
He claims Obamacare "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," Moore writes.
Moore goes on to say that progressives must continue to fight for a single-payer system, using Obamacare as only a step in the right direction. Several conservative commentators have been mocked for claiming that has been the strategy of progressives all along.
Should Vermont successfully implement a single-payer system starting in 2017, it will "change everything,"
"So let's get started. Obamacare can’t be fixed by its namesake. It’s up to us to make it happen," he concludes.
Read Moore's entire op-ed in the New York Times, here.