GLENN: Listen to K Ham.
STU: We're just calling him K Ham on the air now. Charles Krauthammer.
GLENN: Charles Krauthammer. I like to call him K Ham.
STU: I do like the name K Ham. It's pretty solid.
GLENN: Yes. So Charles Krauthammer is saying the biggest betrayal of the conservative voter could happen. Listen.
CHARLES: Not getting it done is a catastrophe because you ran against it for seven years.
CHARLES: And you promised you would do it. And that would be the ultimate betrayal of the electorate. One of the reasons of the rise of Donald Trump is because so many conservatives, so many Republicans had said they were being betrayed by their leaders. This would be the ultimate one. So it has to get done. The problem is that if you get it done, you own the entire system of American medicine.
Obamacare is 2,000 pages. It's not one reform. It's 1,000 reforms whose interactions are complex, contradictory, and unpredictable, and that's what we're stuck with now. And it's collapsing. But if you replace, you're going to have to redo all of American medicine all over again. And then you become responsible.
And politically, the danger is that you own the system. So if something goes wrong in anybody's life, denied coverage, lousy coverage, no available doctor, et cetera, premiums increasing, whatever it is, whether or not it's the cause of the replacement bill, you will be responsible for it and blamed.
STU: I mean, he's totally right there. But you have to take that chance, right? Yes, they're always going to be able to dig up somebody that didn't get coverage and everything is terrible.
PAT: You do. He's right.
GLENN: Or -- or you just make it a single-payer and you lock it in. Because who is held responsible for what happens to the vets? Nobody.