'Not the Kind of Moral Leadership We Need': Critics Pounce After Schumer Refuses to Back Medicare for All

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      Single-payer advocates were quick to note in response to Schumer’s interview that the “best, cheapest” way to provide healthcare for every American—as demonstrated by study after study—is Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) Medicare for All plan, which was co-sponsored by 16 Senate Democrats when it was reintroduced last year.

      “Does Chuck know that free is the cheapest?” asked The Intercept’s Michael Whitney, alluding to the fact that Sanders’ Medicare for All plan would eliminate premiums, co-pays, and deductibles while providing comprehensive coverage to every American.

      While Schumer was careful to not explicitly denounce Medicare for All, critics interpreted his remarks as confirmation that he has no plans to join the rapidly growing number of congressional Democrats backing single-payer over incremental improvements to America’s for-profit system, which has left tens of millions of Americans without insurance.

      “Take this as a ‘No’ on single-payer, Medicare for All from Chuck Schumer, who represents one of the most Democratic states in the country,” Waleed Shahid, communications director for Justice Democrats, wrote on Twitter following Schumer’s MSNBC appearance. “That’s not the kind of moral leadership we need in this moment.”

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      Asking for a friend. 

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