It’s time to catch up to where we were 80 years ago and recognize reality. Bernie’s ideas aren’t just possible – they’re a brilliant move economically and a moral imperative.
Medicare For All
Now that the government is dishing out money over a healthcare crisis, the “ounce of prevention” that Medicare For All would provide is looking better and better than the “pound of cure” we’re currently employing. In fact, Nathan Locke notes that a Progressive system would ameliorate a gigantic portion of many other problems we’re having as well.
On March 1st, Pete Buttigieg ended his 2020 presidential bid. During the campaign, much fanfare was made of Pete Buttigieg being an openly gay candidate. However, Buttigieg has been vocal in his opposition to Medicare for All, Bernie Sanders’ signature policy proposal which would provide coverage to all Americans. Health care is especially important to the transgender community.
Health insurance is the business that fuels campaigns as well as news media through massive network ad buys, seeping into nearly every level of our democratic process, affecting how and why decisions are made on Capitol Hill, the newsroom, and even at the local party level. So how can advocates of Medicare for All hope to prevail?
Chicago played host to the American Medical Association’s annual conference which wrapped up on Saturday June 8. The AMA has drawn sharp criticism from national organizations who disagree with the professional association’s role as detractors for Medicare for All, a distinctly popular proposal for a national healthcare plan.
How should she cope with that situation, which she is sure to hit soon if she hasn’t already gotten there? Well, here is where MMT can help her and other progressive candidates.