- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 2, 2014

Michael Moore, the Hollywood legend of liberal mindset and pro-Democratic documentary, has broken from the party line to criticize Obamacare, calling both its rollout and provisions “awful.”

He made the assessment in a written piece to The New York Times, saying that it was high time liberals came forward and admitted the obvious.

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“That is the dirty little secret many liberals have avoided saying out loud for fear of aiding the president’s enemies at a time when the ideal of universal health care needed all the support it could get,” Mr. Moore wrote. But the truth is this, he added: “Obamacare is awful.”

But his reasons were hardly those of conservative views.

Rather, he said the health care plan was actually pro-insurance industry, and that President Obama knew that the better path for reform was a single-payer system that simply provided Medicare for everybody, Mediaite reported.

Still, Mr. Moore said Obamacare was better than nothing in terms of overhauling the nation’s health care industry — and was actually a “godsend” for those who faced loss of coverage.

But instead of taking “a victory lap,” those of progressive political minds should instead keep on fighting for “what we deserve: universal health care,” akin to what Vermont will implement in 2017, he said, in his op-ed.