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Dr. Donald M. Berwick Ran Medicare Under Obama And Zealously Supports Medicare For All

To everyone decrying M4A as a political loser, a person who knows the numbers inside and out posted a strong retort this week in USA Today.

Stop fearmongering about 'Medicare for All.' Most families would pay less for better care.

The case for Medicare for All is simple. It would cover everyone, period. Done right, it would lower costs. And it would ease paperwork and confusion.


Donald M. Berwick, Opinion Contributor

October 22, 2019

With costs rising painfully, insurance companies denying care and nearly 30 million people still uninsured, America desperately needs an honest health policy discussion. Thatís why it has been so disappointing over the past several weeks to watch multiple candidates parrot right-wing attacks on "Medicare for All," like claiming that it will greatly increase spending on health care or ringing alarms about raising taxes on the middle class.

The truth is the opposite: Medicare for All would sharply reduce overall spending on health care. It can be thoughtfully designed to reduce total costs for the vast majority of American families, while improving the quality of the care they get.

Best fix for a patchwork health system

What I saw convinced me that the Affordable Care Act was an essential step forward. But covering all Americans through a single-payer, federal insurance program would now be a wiser path. President Obama has said it himself: It is now time for "good new ideas like Medicare for All."

Posted by corbettkroehler | Thu Oct 24, 2019, 05:03 PM (6 replies)

Maher, "We Can't Have A Female President Because They're Impulsive"

I am 100% Sanders, even knowing that his health has declined since 2016. He is MORE than up to the challenge of resuming his vigorous campaign and of running the country. He had a medical check-up 3 weeks before his myocardial infarction but did what he, himself, described as "stupid", ignored the symptoms. I concur that it was a big mistake.

I remain as convinced as ever that he will win the primary, locking it up by April at the latest, and coast to victory in the general. I know that multiple DUers will be unswayed by my conviction. Fortunately, there's an area where we can find common ground.

Should one of the women vying for the nomination emerge victorious from the convention, I would be first in line on Election Day to cast my ballot for her. You can take that to the bank.

I recall as if it were yesterday the shock I felt in 2016 when people in focus groups denied that a sexist or misogynistic bias existed against Hillary. I even heard from women who believed this. Such garbage! OF COURSE Hillary suffered a bias based on gender.

Leave it to Bill Maher to distill this idiocy of electability into a sound byte. If you would like to jump right to be best part, advance to time stamp 3:49:

Posted by corbettkroehler | Sat Oct 12, 2019, 02:25 PM (66 replies)

@MassAFLCIO Lay Down The M4A Gauntlet - All Or Nothing From Candidates For POTUS

All candidates for POTUS in the 2020 cycle are on notice: if you want to be considered for the Massachusetts AFL-CIO's endorsement, support for Medicare For All is a must!

Massachusetts Unions Vote To Vet Presidential Candidates On Medicare For All, Breaking With Laborís Top Brass


Members of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO recently passed a unanimous resolution to endorse a presidential candidate only if that candidate supports Medicare for All, marking a break from the labor federationís national leadership, which has equivocated on the question of whether to support universal health care.

The resolution, which was passed at a late September convention in Massachusetts attended by delegates from AFL-CIO constituent unions across the country, comes after months of comments from labor leaders criticizing Medicare for All, despite support for the measure among their members. In August and September, Richard Trumka, the president of the AFL-CIO, and Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers (an AFL-CIO member union), said publicly that they do not currently support a single-payer plan would ban private insurance, despite assurances from Sen. Bernie Sanders, who authored the Medicare for All plan, that a single-payer option would not sacrifice hard-won benefits for union members.

ďThe Massachusetts AFL-CIO urges the national AFL-CIO to endorse a presidential candidate with a demonstrated commitment to the pro-worker agenda that this body has previously endorsed, including but not limited to a $15-dollar federal minimum wage, ending Right to Work nationwide, and a Medicare for All system that recognizes health care as a human right,Ē reads the resolution, which was put forward by Beth Kontos, the president of the American Federation of Teachers in Massachusetts.

Posted by corbettkroehler | Thu Oct 10, 2019, 06:17 PM (0 replies)
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