Single-payer advocate opposes healthcare repeal effort

A national physicians group supporting a single-payer healthcare system announced Friday it opposes GOP plans to repeal the healthcare reform law.

“We reject the call by Republican leaders to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), even as we recognize the new law is incapable of resolving our health care morass,” Dr. Garrett Adams, president of the Physicians for a National Health Program, said in a statement Friday afternoon.

The group said healthcare reform's "modest" benefits are worth saving now that they are law, and they criticized Republicans for not offering a "serious alternative" to the reform law.