Democrat's death wish: Backing grows for 'Medicare for All'
- Author: Leroy Wright Sep 13, 2017,
Sep 13, 2017, 7:38
One prominent Democrat, however, refuses to support the bill: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that she wouldn't back Sanders' legislation, noting that she was instead focused on "protecting the Affordable Care Act".
"There's a Sanders grassroots that aims to pressure Democrats to support this and make it a litmus test, which would be a disaster", said Jim Kessler, a senior vice president for Third Way, a Democratic centrist group.
The plan represents a notable shift in the Democratic party's platform on health care.
There are 48 members of the Democratic caucus in the Senate.
Sanders, the Vermont independent, is drawing support from top Democrats, including with Sen.
New York's 20th district, as of November 1, 2006, had almost 83,000 more Republicans than Democrats. Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, and Kristen Gillibrand, all of whom are considered moderates, have signed onto Sanders' bill. These other nations pay far less, but enjoy far better health results than we of America.
Hillary Clinton says she isn't running for office ever again, and her latest memoir is almost 500 pages of proof.
"You should not be punished because you are working-class or poor and be denied health care", Booker told NJTV News. Bernie Sanders, expected to be rolled out Wednesday, would expand the health care program for the elderly, run through the federal government, to everyone.
One of the big sticking points of extending Medicare to the entire population is that it would require a major tax increase to pay for it.
Despite representing a state President Trump won, Tammy Baldwin continues to side with radical liberals and support a single-payer health care system that would decimate Wisconsin families and businesses. Last week, progressive darling Sen. "Is there anyone else who is possibly running for president in 2020?" he said, listing some of the heavy-hitters in the senate backing the bill.
While he was in Iowa on Sunday and Monday, the Des Moines Register reported that Merkley participated in several other events and said that "his itinerary is among the fullest yet seen by a senator, governor or any other Democrat with a potential presidential resume". I don't even think it's a close call politically.
But I think Democrats have a false sense of security on this issue. "The vast majority of Americans agree that we need to do more on gun safety". And it suggests the dam is breaking when it comes to the Democratic Party embracing government-funded health care, also known as single-payer. Mr. Sanders has always been a champion of single-payer healthcare, and it was a central tenet of his 2016 presidential campaign. Rand Paul (R-Ky) on a bail reform bill that will likely get significant support from progressive Democrats. Saying that the other side is bad is important and often true (particularly right now), but experience has shown that if you want to really get your voters to the polls, at least in presidential elections, they have to have an affirmative reason to get excited.