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Democrats Signal Surrender On Sanders’ Public Option

Democrats Signal Surrender On Sanders’ Public Option


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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