COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Tom Tancredo believes the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will take the nation down the wrong path.

The law, he predicted, will result in a disastrous single-payer health care system. And the former Colorado congressman, a right-wing firebrand, thinks it's no accident.

"Obamacare is designed to fail. It cannot possibly work. Premiums will go up dramatically for obvious reasons," he said at a keynote address Wednesday at the 2014 Benefits Selling Expo. "It's designed to fail to bring about a single payer and bring about a socialized health care system. It is worrisome, to say the least."

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