Nancy Pelosi is a strong and necessary Democratic leader. We must not, however, allow her belief that she must placate all stakeholders to execute good policy. She is doing that by maligning Single-Payer Medicare for All. I will continue to repeat. IT IS THE ONLY TRUE SOLUTION! Here is the truth.
MSNBC’s Joy-Ann Reid interviewed Nancy Pelosi recently.
Pelosi sounded like she was doing the bidding for the private insurance companies as she tried to scare Americans from Medicare for All. I made the attempt to correct the record in the included video.
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Recently the Intercept reported about the formation of the Partnership for America’s Health Care Future, a Medical Industrial Complex’s ad hoc alliance of private health care interest intent on destroying any possibility of Medicare For All.
Over the summer, leading pharmaceutical, insurance, and hospital lobbyists formed the Partnership for America’s Health Care Future, an ad hoc alliance of private health interests, to curb support for expanding Medicare. The campaign, according to one planning document, is designed to “change the conversation around Medicare for All,” then “minimize the potential for this option in health care from becoming part of a national political party’s platform in 2020.”
Behind the scenes, the group attempted to sway candidates during the midterms, encouraging several of them to focus on shoring up the Affordable Care Act instead of supporting single-payer health care. The documents show that Partnership representatives spoke to the staffs of Democratic Sens. Bill Nelson of Florida and Joe Donnelly of Indiana, and received confirmation that both senators would maintain their “moderate position.” When the team met with Rep.-elect Lori Trahan, D-Mass., she said that although she does not speak about the issue, she agreed that “language around single payer should be tempered.” (None of the three politicians’ offices provided responses to inquiries from The Intercept.)
The misinformation campaign has already begun. The Industrial Complex lobbying arm will try to convince Americans that all the laws of math fail for health care. We cannot allow Democrats to give them not even one ounce of credibility. It is false.