Justice Democrats: Go Big or Go home (Medicare for All)
Go Big or Go home
Those are the words of Phillip, a West Virginia coal miner from McDowell County responding to Bernie Sanders, who asked if it’s time for America to guarantee health care as a right. McDowell voted 75% for Trump in 2016, and they just cheered for single-payer.
We agree with Phillip. Every one of our candidates will be fighting to pass Medicare for all.
The Great American Health Care Debate is back in full swing. Our lawmakers want us to believe this is a fight between Republicans and Democrats. It’s not. This is about tax breaks for billionaires vs. life-saving medical care.
We don’t have to tell you the Affordable Care Act is not a great piece of legislation. Perhaps Nany Pelosi thinks we don’t remember the way they squandered a super-majority and gave up the public option without a fight.
Paul Ryan may be right when he calls Obamacare in its current form unsustainable, but he doesn’t want you to know their replacement is much worse. If Obamacare is deeply flawed, Ryancare is a catastrophe.
Despite its flaws, the ACA did help millions receive the health care they need. We should not go backward, and we should not stay where we are. The correct way is forward.
It’s time for single-payer. You know it. We know it. Voters who went 3:1 for Trump in McDowell County, West Virginia know it.
That’s why we need a Congress full of citizen-leaders who aren’t bought off by pharmaceutical and insurance companies. We need a Congress that recognizes health care as a human right and has the courage to fight for it.
I like where the Justice Democrats stand on the issues and how they are proceeding. Hopefully they, the Green Party, and others can work together to achieve results for issues like Medicare For All. Coalitions need to work together on issues they can agree on.
The corporate Democratic establishment may leave the left fragmented currently. But important issues can be rallied around as the $15 minimum wage movement has shown.
Most Americans support Progressive economic issues like the ones Bernie Sanders ran on. However, like Bernie Sanders says, for true change to occur millions of Americans will need to come together and stand up for the change they want to see.
I see Justice Democrats as an organization that is working to be part of that change.
Wishing all well what ever path or paths they may choose in the days moving forward. My 2 cents……Jefferson23, FanBoy, resist99 and 12 othersdisillusioned73, snot, A little weird, gordyfl, wilsonbooks, ThouArtThat, Peace Patriot, bbgrunt, OzoneTom, mmonk, Abelenkpe, Grateful Curd like this
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