Wednesday, May 24, 2017

It's better to be for things

John Conyers wants Democrats to be for a single payer health care system. He's slowly getting through to some of them.
House Democrats on Wednesday touted unprecedented majority support for a bill that would expand Medicare to the entire U.S. population, reflecting a growing liberal consensus behind single-payer health insurance.
Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), who has been introducing single-payer legislation since 2003, said at a press conference that Democrats must counter the Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act with support for “Medicare for all.”
“Obviously we’re all united in opposition to Trumpcare. That’s easy,” he said. “People know what we’re against, but we want to promote more what we are for.”
Sounds like somebody has a great idea about how to approach the midterms.  It's far from clear the party's strategy will reflect that. The other side is for throwing 23 million people off of their insurance plans.  If there were a time to run on a hard contrast, now would be that time.

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