Here's the deal: PPACA is a terrible law by virtually ANY preexisting political standard, conservative or liberal. When Obama apologists finally admit defeat on that point, they retreat to the position of "well I wanted single payer all along so…"
And stories like this point to the drawbacks of single payer. Government taking over the industry doesn't magically solve the problem. It still has to manage all this ****. And Medicare is the closest example to what that would look like. Medicare is the biggest and most problematic government entitlement program we have, by far. It covers way too much, at too high of prices, as a matter of routine. And then there are these cases of outright incompetence on top of it.
We cannot have a universal health care system that "covers way too much" the way Medicare currently does.