Conservative columnist David Brooks expressed support for a system of health care that is most often demonized by the right wing. “I wouldn’t mind a single-payer. I prefer it to what we have now,” Brooks told ABC’s Jake Tapper Sunday.
Brooks support for single-payer comes late in the health care reform debate. Both houses of Congress have passed reform bills which Brooks says he can’t support. “I oppose it. It’s a close call for me,” said Brooks. “My preferred option is to give consumers choice.”
In July, Brooks deflected a question about implementing a single-payer system. “There is no way something that big and complex and dynamic can be run out of Washington,” he said.
This video is from ABC’s This Week, broadcast Dec. 27, 2009.