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Tue Jun 27, 2017, 10:04 AM Jun 2017

Warren: The Next Step For Dems Is Single-Payer Health Care [View all]

Source: Talking Points Memo

By NICOLE LAFOND Published JUNE 27, 2017 9:25 AM

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) says Democrats should campaign on a single-payer health care plan in 2018 and 2020.

She said former President Barack Obama tried to use a more conservative model when writing the Affordable Care Act, but she told The Wall Street Journal Tuesday that Democrats should push for a health care plan similar to Canada and the United Kingdom.

“Now it’s time for the next step. And the next step is single payer,” she said, adding that the key to Democratic wins is adopting a more “progressive” approach. “The progressive agenda is America’s agenda. It’s not like we’re trying to sell stuff that people don’t want,” she said. “It’s that we haven’t gotten up there and been as clear about our values as we should be, or as clear and concrete about how we’re going to get there.”

Warren’s comments come as Senate Democrats fight to defend Obamacare against repeal this week, while Republicans push for a vote on their health care plan. At least four GOP senators have indicated they may vote against the Republican plan, which could leave 22 million people uninsured, according to the Congressional Budget Office’s score on the bill.


Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/warren-the-next-step-for-dems-is-single-payer-health-care

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Now we're talking.. disillusioned73 Jun 2017 #1
Amen!!!! And insurance companies have offered to implement if outsourced to them. bresue Jun 2017 #2
How does that work? IronLionZion Jun 2017 #4
The paperwork.... bresue Jun 2017 #7
German model zipplewrath Jun 2017 #11
Bernie's Platform stephensolomita Jun 2017 #51
Switzerland too TexasBushwhacker Jun 2017 #67
Amen!!!! bresue Jun 2017 #61
I don't get the.. hold on, let's save ACA first disillusioned73 Jun 2017 #8
Best case is Tweak ACA and improve on it with people** paying premiums to NON-profit Medicaid & Sunlei Jun 2017 #59
Sure - and while we are at it a big apology is due Bernie Sanders. ciaobaby Jun 2017 #3
Agree. nt zentrum Jun 2017 #5
Apologize for what? They didn't have the votes in 2008. The blue dogs refused to support single still_one Jun 2017 #14
Post removed Post removed Jun 2017 #21
where have you been getting that talking point from, the Jill Stein campaign? Every single Democrat still_one Jun 2017 #28
Message auto-removed Name removed Jun 2017 #44
Bingo-Bamgo.. disillusioned73 Jun 2017 #38
No, Not bingo-bamgo Cha Jun 2017 #63
Yes.. bingo & bango disillusioned73 Jun 2017 #70
You're accusing "echo chamber circle jerks".. all you have Cha Jun 2017 #72
Post removed Post removed Jun 2017 #22
Bullshit. They didn't have the votes in 2008 for single-payer, and they don't have them today still_one Jun 2017 #32
Time to stop talking crap about voters who didn't support Clinton, and start asking why LiberalLovinLug Jun 2017 #42
Nope. This is like the talking point that "Hillary should just go away", but of course it is still_one Jun 2017 #46
How dare her supporters speak out? LiberalLovinLug Jun 2017 #48
People who didn't vote for her don't belong in this forum lunamagica Jun 2017 #49
That was not the argument LiberalLovinLug Jun 2017 #52
Thank you. Your view is extremely refreshing. pablo_marmol Jun 2017 #57
This message was self-deleted by its author Kathy M Jun 2017 #55
You may want to ask yourself why people who didn't support and vote for our Democratic candidate lunamagica Jun 2017 #56
Your tired insult of "groupthink" is noted.. But, you Cha Jun 2017 #74
Basically in Agreement with LiberalLug stephensolomita Jun 2017 #53
Yeah.. 3rd party asshole Liars who Lied Cha Jun 2017 #73
Message auto-removed Name removed Jun 2017 #19
Nah. nt Maven Jun 2017 #27
Yup. +1 nt riderinthestorm Jun 2017 #40
Nope. Amimnoch Jun 2017 #43
Excellent post, Amimnoch! Cha Jun 2017 #64
For what? George II Jun 2017 #50
Thanks Senator Warren for your bold statements - they are right on! Trial_By_Fire Jun 2017 #6
If trumpcare passes, this could happen. oxbow Jun 2017 #9
See, THIS is Excellent, oxbow! calimary Jun 2017 #60
Thanks! Wish I could take credit... oxbow Jun 2017 #65
And that's ANOTHER good one, oxbow! calimary Jun 2017 #68
President Obama did the ACA because they didn't have the votes for single payer, a public option, or still_one Jun 2017 #10
And he never fought it zipplewrath Jun 2017 #16
You are wrong. Lieberman made it very clear that he would not support even a buy-in for Medicare still_one Jun 2017 #18
And Obama never called him zipplewrath Jun 2017 #20
President Obama did it through Reid and others in Congress. It would NOT have mattered. They didn' still_one Jun 2017 #34
Not according to Leiberman zipplewrath Jun 2017 #37
we will never know will we booley Jun 2017 #62
Sorry booley, we do. Nelson in Nebraksa said no, Nelson in Florida said no, still_one Jun 2017 #66
Sanders on single payer 2010 -- "It would have had 8 or 10 votes and that's it." Hoyt Jun 2017 #30
In California where I live it is not a sure thing. It is on hold right now in the State still_one Jun 2017 #35
Absolutely! Ligyron Jun 2017 #12
Hahahahaha! EarthFirst Jun 2017 #13
I've said this before and I'll say it again frazzled Jun 2017 #15
I tend to agree zipplewrath Jun 2017 #23
That's exactly how it happened in Canada. mac56 Jun 2017 #24
And that was in 1947; it took decades to arrive at the 1986 act. frazzled Jun 2017 #26
I think you mean 1966 LiberalLovinLug Jun 2017 #45
Oops, I meant 1984 frazzled Jun 2017 #47
Naivete and dreams got Trump elected IronLionZion Jun 2017 #29
And Trump hasn't delivered on a single one of those "dream" promises frazzled Jun 2017 #36
"Pie in the Sky" bahrbearian Jun 2017 #17
YES! I'm tired of this crap. If the GOP is going to push this sort of cruelty...I think the people Honeycombe8 Jun 2017 #25
I agree get the red out Jun 2017 #31
If we're going to run on Single Payer, She should introduce it in the Senate. rogue emissary Jun 2017 #33
Got my Vote turbinetree Jun 2017 #39
Amen! workinclasszero Jun 2017 #41
Yes, yes, yes!! marybourg Jun 2017 #54
yes they should, but it took Ds 30+ yrs to get to ACA. If Rs wreck ACA, we'll all be dead of old age Sunlei Jun 2017 #58
A national single payer system is very far off NobodyHere Jun 2017 #69
Need California to get it right first Bradical79 Jun 2017 #71
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