Rep. Dennis Kucinich said Wednesday that he will continue to work toward a single-payer program, despite his decision to reverse course and support President Obama’s health care plan.
“This was a detour,” the Ohio Democrat told CNN’s “Larry King Live.”
“I’ll work with the president in getting this bill passed and the president has committed to working with me to seeing further health care reforms after this bill is out of the way.”
Kucinich has been a strong proponent of what he calls “Medicare for all,” but said he was willing to settle for something short of that — at least in the short term.
“I’m not a ‘my-way-or-the-highway’ kind of guy,” he said. “This is a first step. By no means is this bill the bill that I wanted. I’ve been highly critical of it, and I don’t take back anything I said.”
Funny how the liberals are never “my-way-or-highway” kind of guys.