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  • Even Dems who aren’t co-sponsoring Bernie’s Single-Payer plan want Single Payer

    09/13/2017 7:12:29 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    They can get you now, or get you later . . . Fifteen senators, including 2020 hopefuls like Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris, are co-sponsoring Bernie Sanders’ single-payer health care bill. But even some of those not signing on have plans to eventually convert the country to single payer. On today’s Morning Joe, Dem Senator Chris Murphy [CT] described his plan, which Politico has called “stealthy single-payer.” Under it, people would be given the option of buying into Medicare or remaining with private insurance. Murphy expressed the belief that: “Given that choice, consumers would choose Medicare, and it would allow...
  • The Left After Charlottesville

    09/08/2017 5:43:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Jacobin Magazine ^ | September 7, 2017 | Robert Greene II
    The Left can't allow itself to be consumed by debates about antifa. We need a proactive program and patient organizing. The events in Charlottesville have remained in the headlines for the last few weeks for a variety of reasons. Surprise at the audacity of a torch-light procession of neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan sympathizers, and “alt-rightists” in an American city, coupled with the murder of social justice activist Heather Heyer during a counterdemonstration, fueled the initial coverage. President Trump’s abhorrent response to the tragedy and local struggles against Confederate statues kept it alive. And frequently dimwitted debates about the merits of...
  • Bernie backers' attacks on Democrats infuriate the party

    09/08/2017 3:41:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 8, 2017 | Gabriel Debenedetti
    Prominent Democrats are increasingly riled by attacks from Bernie Sanders' supporters, whose demands for ideological purity are hurting the party ahead of the 2018 midterms and 2020 presidential election, they say. But it’s not just the outside agitators that Democratic lawmakers, operatives and activists are annoyed with: They’re tired of what they see as the Vermont senator’s hesitance to confront his own backers, either in public or through back channels. Tensions boiled over recently when a handful of Sanders loyalists bashed freshman Sen. Kamala Harris — a rising star in the party and potential 2020 hopeful — as an establishment...
  • #2020Vision: Dems' two 'Medicare for all' choices; Biden's quiet moves; Franken blocks Trump pick

    09/08/2017 2:24:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | September 8, 2017 | Eric Bradner
    Next week, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will introduce his long-awaited single-payer health care bill with a cadre of the Democratic 2020 prospects expected to sign on as co-sponsors. Not long afterward, Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy, another potential 2020 candidate, will propose an alternative: Allowing individuals and businesses to buy into Medicare. Both ideas have, at times, been labeled "Medicare for all." But their differences also offer a glimpse at what's likely to be a defining debate within the Democratic Party in its next nominating contest: A full shift to a government health insurance system versus a partial step away from...
  • After Experiencing British And U.S. Health Care, This Family Says Single-Payer Is Abominable

    09/06/2017 8:36:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/05/2017 | Jayme Metzgar
    As the GOP’s latest, half-hearted effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act crashed and burned this summer, the Left celebrated. President Obama’s signature policy lives. Still, it’s not at all certain that it won’t soon succumb to natural causes. As insurers continue to flee the Obamacare markets, choices are reduced, plans are canceled, and premiums skyrocket, we’re left with a status quo that appears unsustainable.If replacing Obamacare is not a matter of “if” but “when,” the billion-dollar question is: what will that replacement look like? With Republicans floundering and much of their congressional delegation too cowardly to give free-market...
  • Ellison Tells Dem Meeting That Pelosi Supports Medicare for All

    08/21/2017 9:39:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 21, 2017 | Charles Fain Lehman
    According to DNC Vice Chairman Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) secretly supports Medicare for all. The video of Ellison, first reported by the Daily Caller, shows him speaking before a local Democratic party meeting in Minnesota last Wednesday. "I’m signed onto H.R. 676 which is a single-payer health care act," Ellison said. "They call it Medicare for all. Yeah, universal health care. Real single-payer health care. I’m on that." Ellison stopped to explicitly ask if he was being recorded before explaining that Pelosi backed this bill as well. "You may have heard that...
  • Money-Gruber: Obamacare's sneering architect caught with his hand in the till

    08/21/2017 11:25:46 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 8-21-17 | Monica Showalter
    Remember Jonathan Gruber?  The loathsome, contemptuous architect of Obamacare has been caught out by Vermont's attorney general for corruption in a fraudulent billing scheme.  According to the Daily Caller, Gruber sent out double-invoices and invoices for work that was never done in a disgusting scheme to foist single-payer insurance onto Vermont a couple years earlier.  The program was so bad that its left-wing governor scrapped it as something that would never work. The Daily Caller writes: Donovan, the attorney general and still another Democrat, said his office determined that Gruber did, in fact, violate the Vermont Civil False Claims Act, according to the Herald. Specifically, investigators concluded that...
  • Healthcare in Canada: It's not free, and it doesn't work

    08/08/2017 7:33:06 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 41 replies
    One News Now ^ | 8-7-17 | Chris Woodward
    While some Americans, including politicians, continue to push for single-payer healthcare, a Canadian is helping people in his country get care in America – because the healthcare system where he lives, he says, "simply does not work." As many people know, Canada has single-payer healthcare. That means the government runs and controls the delivery of all healthcare. Under that system, people wanting plastic surgery – for example – would foot the bill; but procedures, including cardiac bypass, can be done, albeit not always in a timely manner. Will liberals in America ever be convinced that single-payer (government-run) healthcare isn't the...
  • A Single-Payer System Will Not Work. Period.

    08/06/2017 10:31:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/03/2017 | Larry Alton
    Every few years, the media gets low on ammo and decides they’re going to make a collective push to talk about bringing a single-payer healthcare system to the United States. And every few years, people who understand economics and business have to point out to them that it won’t work. This is one of those times. What is Single-Payer Healthcare, Anyway? When a term gets used so frequently for so long, it’s easy for there to be some misunderstanding. While the idea of single-payer healthcare gets thrown around a lot, would you be surprised that many people don’t even...
  • Single-Payer Kills Innovation -- and People

    08/05/2017 7:40:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/04/2017 | Laura Hollis
    The death of little Charlie Gard in England's single-payer health care system should be a lesson to the millions of people advocating for such a system here in the United States.So many aspects of that case horrified me. It wasn't that the government said that it could no longer justify spending additional money on Charlie's care; that's to be expected in a system of rationed care (which is what single-payer is).No, it was that Charlie's parents were forbidden from taking him elsewhere for care at their own expense. In a very real sense, Chris Gard and Connie Yates lost de...
  • Meet Cathy Glasson: Populist Iowan Democrat Exploring A Run For Governor

    08/05/2017 7:07:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | August 5, 2017 | Taylor Gipple
    Longtime nurse and union president, Cathy Glasson, is offering a clear vision of how bold, progressive policies can improve the lives of average Iowans. Glasson is exploring the run for governor in a swing state, which in 2016 voted in favor of Trump, but also Obama in 2008 and 2012. In the following Q&A, Glasson talks universal health care, raising the minimum wage, and how she can improve the life of the average Iowan. Q: Why are you considering a run for governor? I’m exploring a run for Governor because I’m tired of watching working people in this state get...
  • Anthem, Aetna Exit Obamacare Exchanges

    08/03/2017 2:12:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/03/2017 | John Sexton
    With the September deadline for insurers to decide whether they are in or out of the Obamacare exchanges fast approaching, some insurers are opting to get out now. Aetna announced it was getting out of the Obamacare business in May. Today, the company announced it was leaving the one exchange where it had considered staying because of a Medicaid contract. From the Washington Examiner: The company said during an earnings call that it was withdrawing from the exchange in Nevada, the last state it had considered staying in. Aetna was leaving the possibility open because it was applying for...
  • Another Charlie Gard Case?

    07/31/2017 2:42:26 PM PDT · by kathsua · 11 replies
    Nationalright to life news ^ | 07/31/17 | Wesley J. Smith
    Another family in the UK is fighting to keep doctors from forcing their sick baby off of life support. From The Mirror story: Charlie Gard supporters are rallying round the family of a seriously ill little boy as his parents face a battle with medics to keep him alive. Tiny Alfie Evans in being treated at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool and suffers from a mystery condition staff are struggling to diagnose. The 14-month-old family are hoping to find pioneering treatment for their little boy abroad. Alfie has been in a coma in the hospital’s intensive care ward since...
  • Six month wait for 65-year-old skydiver's glaucoma appointment is 'unacceptable' UK

    07/31/2017 10:09:56 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 16 replies ^ | July 31, 2017 | Joe Bulmer
    Six month wait for 65-year-old skydiver's glaucoma appointment is 'unacceptable' By JoeBulmer  |  Posted: July 31, 2017 A 65-year-old Devon skydiver suffering with glaucoma has had to wait for months to have his condition looked at and the man's hospital has admitted "patients are waiting longer" to be seen. David Tylcoat, from Burrington near Chulmleigh, is meant to have a routine eye exam every six months to check how his condition is being managed. Two weeks ago David rang the Eye Clinic at North Devon District Hospital to find out why he had not received a notification to come in...
  • Single-Payer Amendment Gets Zero Votes in Senate

    07/28/2017 6:00:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | July 27, 2017 | Rebecca Rainey
    In a Republican-backed effort to single out where Democrats lie on a contentious policy debate, an amendment to create a single-payer health care system failed with no affirmative votes in the Senate Thursday, The amendment, sponsored by Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mon.), failed with zero yes votes. Four Democrats and one Independent voted against it, and the remainder of Democrats voted as “present,” to avoid taking a stance on the legislation. Independent Maine Senator Angus King, who voted against the bill, said he did not want to participate in what he thought was a “set up.” “The bill had way too...
  • ZERO Democrat Senators Vote for 'Single Payer' Health Care

    07/28/2017 10:06:40 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 7 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 7/28/17 | Black & Blonde Media
    When it comes to a Democrat Party that feeds off symbolism and emotion on behalf of the downtrodden, one would also think that here would be a golden opportunity to show their base just how committed they are to the alternative they've always wanted once Obamacare melted down leaving the American people no other alternative. Here was their golden opportunity to stand by their convictions, vote their conscience, act on their principles, etc. It didn't happen.
  • Senate voted down a single payer healthcare system

    07/27/2017 12:52:57 PM PDT · by gattaca · 32 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 07/27/2017 | Lydia Ramsey
    In a twist that exemplifies just how wild the healthcare debate has been, on Thursday the Senate voted on a single-payer healthcare plan. Introduced by a Republican. Who doesn't support it. The plan, proposed as an amendment to the House bill by Sen. Steve Daines of Montana, was called the Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act. It was overwhelmingly voted down, with the 57 voting "no" and many Democrats choosing to vote "present." There wasn't a single "yes" vote. The amendment was the third healthcare plan to face a key vote during the 20-hour Senate debate period. Votes on...
  • Charlie Gard’s Parents End Their Fight to Save His Life, Say It’s Too Late for Experimental...

    07/24/2017 11:54:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    Life News ^ | July 24, 2017 | Steven Ertelt
    FULL TITLE: Charlie Gard’s Parents End Their Fight to Save His Life, Say It’s Too Late for Experimental Treatment The parents of the little boy Charlie Gard, who had been fighting a hospital to save his life say they are ending their legal battle to get him an experimental treatment. Chris Gard and Connie Yates wanted to take their son to the United States for an experimental treatment. They raised more than $1.5 million for his care. His parents said they know the chance of the experimental treatment working is slim, but they want to try anyway for Charlie’s sake....
  • Baby Charlie Shows The System For The Monster It Really Is

    07/24/2017 12:37:53 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/24/17 | Judi McLeod
    The System raised its brutal fist for all to see in Britain today. But the System didn’t win because Baby Charlie’s earthly struggle completely illuminated all of its horror in 3-D. “The System” raised its brutal fist in the face of the world from Britain today. It conceded, not in words, but in action how the parents of Charlie Gard had run out of time to secure outside help in trying to keep their baby alive. The System proved its terrible might in demonstrating to a World On Watch how it is impossible for a vulnerable baby and his parents...
  • Democrats open to single-payer health insurance, a party leader (Chuckles Schumer) says

    07/23/2017 1:16:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/23/14 | CHRISTINA POWELL
    The Democratic Party will consider proposing a single-payer health insurance system, Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York said. “We’re going to look at broader things [for the nation’s health care system.] Single-payer is one of them,” Schumer said to ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” Sunday. The top Democrat in the Senate added that single-payer is among a number of health insurance options. “Many things are on the table,” Schumer said. “Medicare for people above 55 is on the table. A buy-in to Medicare is on the table. Buy-in to Medicaid is on the table.”