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1. In this political environment, the Public Option is likely the quickest way to Medicare-for-All, or
Thu Aug 1, 2019, 11:32 AM
Aug 2019

whatever you want to call it.

Running on M4A increases the likelihood of a GOP victory in 2020, putting significant healthcare reform another 4 or 8 years out.

A PO -- if it is as good as we think -- will attract people to it quickly. In short order -- assuming the public plan delivers -- it will be easy to convert the remaining 20% or so of hardliners to the public plan.

Ideally, we'd all just give up what we have now and go directly to a single Public Plan. But, that ain't gonna happen, too many people don't trust it, for whatever irrational reason.

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