Medicare For All becoming inevitable

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This new poll is a new milemarker.

A vast majority — 70 percent — of Americans in a new poll supports "Medicare for all," also known as a single-payer health-care system.

The Reuters–Ipsos survey found 85 percent of Democrats said they support the policy along with 52 percent of Republicans.

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At some point a tipping point will be hit and the political environment will shift.

Meanwhile, Blahous continues to smear his own study.

Much of the pushback in the press against Sanders’ plan is based on the theory that his assumptions are too aggressive. That’s Blahous’ argument too. (Blahous also tries to put his thumb on the scale by describing a $2-trillion reduction as “only” 4%. In other words, he’s making the assumption that people would consider $2 trillion to be a negligible number.)
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Wink's picture

closer to 6% even, not 4%.
A 1% difference = $20 Billion.
Not significant to naysayers, maybe, but a $Billion here and a $Billion there, and pretty soon you're talking real money.
And the KochBros ran the study - not Bernie - so take it up with them.
$200 Billion per year, $2 Trillion over ten, is a significant savings!
Shoe on the other foot they'd be screaming on Faux News that they just saved taxpayers $200 Billion /year! So, fuck them. Fact is, Med4All is a winning issue. Amazing we can't convince Dems running for Congress this year that it is, but it is. I can't even convince my local Dim Congressional candidate that it's a winner. "Not in this district, Wink." Where? Mars? The polls say many like this issue. Even here in this district. "I support Access For All." yeah. So does the Real Repub running here. And is why you'll lose. Why we lose. No spine.

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There was an 11-for-11 rejection of gay marriage in state elections
Eight years later gay marriage was legal and people were wondering why we cared.
There comes a tipping point.

Speaking of popular opinion.

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Raggedy Ann's picture

with this broken foot - if I wasn't a believer before - I am on the rooftops now singing the praises of MFA. My doctor has been constrained by the insurance company every step of the way. You have to be injured so many weeks before such and such medical procedure/device is approved, etc. I'm guessing that when I begin to cost them "real money," they will deny services/procedures/devices.

I believe there will be a tipping point on MFA, as well. It just cannot tip too soon for me.

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“The trouble [with injustice] is that once you see it, you can’t unsee it. And once you’ve seen it, keeping quiet, saying nothing, becomes as political an act as speaking out. There is no innocence. Either way, you’re accountable.”
-- Arundhati Roy

@Raggedy Ann I had back trouble recently and the insurance companies were firmly in control of my treatment. The doctors told me that insurance would not pay for an MRI unless I did at least 6 weeks of physical therapy without getting better. I did not get better after 7 weeks of PT. It turns out that the PT person had me doing exercises that further injured my back as they only had regular x-ray imaging to go on and could not see what the true problem was. Really pissed me off!

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ObamaCare is more popular than the GOP tax law, according to a new Fox News poll.

The 2010 health-care law registered a 51 percent approval rating, compared with 40 percent for the 2017 Republican tax cuts, according to the survey released on Thursday.

The poll, which surveyed 1,009 registered voters, also found that only 36 percent of respondents approve of the way President Trump is handling health care, with 55 percent disapproving.

Congressional Republicans tried and failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act last year, but they continue to criticize it.

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Lenzabi's picture

Our two faced Blue/Red Party serves the Wealthy and their corporate donors, we will see resistance to MFA because their masters are against it. The Will of the People means nothing in Oligarchia's Corporate States.

They may have to give us this cookie crumb to avoid revolt and destruction, History reminds them with the fate of the French wealthy of Versailles before Napoleon took over.

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So long, and thanks for all the fish

TheOtherMaven's picture

Medicare requires copays; does not cover vision, hearing, or dental care; does not cover any form of long-term care except hospice (and does not cover all of that); etc.

Getting "Medicare For All" would be a start and a great help, but it's not enough.

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