Argument: Advocates of co-ops are really aiming for socialized medicine
Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said the following about the Democratic co-op proposals: "Now, they — they may try to call it a co-op. They can call it a public option. But you know they are all on record saying they want a single-payer government system. So, any Republican now that helps them pass a bill is helping them pass a government takeover of health care."
Senator John Kyl, R-Ariz.: "It's [the same thing] by another name, it is a Trojan horse."