What an idiot. That isn’t “single-payer,” it’s called “self-insuring.” A lot of companies do that, and it isn’t a laboratory for anything.
This is the problem with politicians who have never lived and worked in the real world. He proposes establishing health care financing for a single employer (New York City) using a means available to all employers (and used by many) right now, and thinks it is a “laboratory” for destroying the very system he’ll still be part of.
I truly cannot even find the words to describe how ignorant he is.
Actually, I will correct myself here - BigGovernment’s summary is a bit misleading. Following the links back to the Daily News article does not give a much clearer summary, but it does sound like he actually is proposing a single payer system within the city of New York, in addition to the City employee coverage changes mentioned above. The summary conflates these two different aspects of his plan.
Still idiotic, but for many more complicated reasons...