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 its 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 Americas agenda. Its not like were trying to sell stuff that people dont want, she said. Its that we havent gotten up there and been as clear about our values as we should be, or as clear and concrete about how were going to get there.
Warrens 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 Offices score on the bill.
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