Democrats Signal Surrender On Sanders’ Public Option
The Democratic party is once again prepared to wave the white flag on a health care public option. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. https://www.tytnetwork.com/join
“Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) renewed push for a government-run healthcare plan is getting a tepid reception from Democrats, with some saying he is waging a losing battle.
Long-time “public option” supporters like Sanders believe Aetna’s decision to flee the ObamaCare marketplaces this week proves what they’ve been saying all along: that the time has come for a new government-run healthcare plan in the United States.
But on Capitol Hill, Democrats think a fight over a public option is nearly impossible to win, regardless of how the November election shakes out.
“The public option was a good idea in 2009, and it’s a still a good idea today. [But] I don’t know that the politics have changed at all on it,” Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a top ObamaCare advocate, said by phone Wednesday.”
Read more here: http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/291792-dems-doubtful-of-sanders-health-push
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