On Tuesday’s edition of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough and his sidekick Mika Brzezinski got into an argument over why Republicans are opposed to Obamacare on the first day of the implementation of the government exchanges.
Scarborough first accused Brzezinski of making the segment an advertisement for Obamacare, and then explained why Republicans and conservatives tend to oppose that law.
“They’re afraid like I’m afraid of — that when Obamacare becomes law, it’s not like people are going magically get insurance,” Scarborough said. “What they’re afraid of is what we’ve heard from CEOs who run the biggest corporations. And that is, that after a couple of years, they’re going to drop all of their employees, they’re going to pay a couple thousand bucks in fines, and you’re going to have millions and millions and millions of people flooding into federal health care.”
Ultimately, Scarborough said the law would result in the end of private health insurance as we know it and that would lead to a federal government in charge of the country’s entire health-care system.
“And that is going to happen,” he continued. “You talk to the top CEOs. They’ll pay a couple thousand bucks, they’ll be free of the responsibility to take care of health care, and we will have — I do predict, in the next 10 years, there’s not going to be any private health insurance. We’re gonna have a federal government that completely runs everybody’s health care system.”