Sunday, July 12, 2020

House Democrats Scuttle Plans for Corporate-Friendly, CAP-Approved Healthcare Bill

Must Read

Leftists Viciously Attack Cerebral Palsy Victim, 58; Video Shows Victim’s Flowers Left Littering Street

And today in thoroughly depressing news — because we needed more of it, apparently — police are looking for...

Erdogan’s Decision to make Hagia Sophia a Mosque is Sinful and Un-Islamic – Veterans Today

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvQsbaThKbI By Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today EditorFrom a secular perspective, there is nothing particularly wrong with Turkey’s...

No Regrets About Downplaying Coronavirus Threat

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said Sunday that she does not regret initially downplaying the threat...

BY:

Anti-establishment Democrats continue to assert their dominance in the House of Representatives. Congress on Tuesday will conduct its first hearing to discuss “Medicare for All” legislation that would establish a single-payer healthcare system within two years.

The legislation, sponsored by Reps. Pramila Jayapal (D., Wash.) and Debbie Dingell (D., Mich.), is similar to legislation proposed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.)—and co-sponsored by every senator running in the Democratic primary—which envisions a slightly longer transition period of four years. It does not include details as to how the sweeping overhaul of the healthcare system would be funded.

The potential cost of the “Medicare for All” proposal, and the inevitable backlash from the health insurance industry, has raised concern among some Democrats, including party leaders and more moderate members, including some freshman elected in swing districts. “How are we going to pay for it?” Freshman Rep. Lauren Underwood (D., Ill.) said during an interview with CNN in February. “What happens with private insurance? What happens to all types of coverage?”

Accordingly, some Democrats had planned to reintroduce “Medicare for America” legislation on Tuesday. That plan, endorsed by the Center for American Progress, calls for a more incremental approach that would not eliminate the private insurance industry altogether, and would carry a more financially responsible price tag by comparison. Democratic presidential candidates, while speaking positively about more ambitious “Medicare for All” proposals, have also expressed varying degrees of openness to this approach—Beto O’Rourke in particular.


However, plans to put forward the more moderate “Medicare for America” bill were scuttled on Tuesday, allowing the “Medicare for All” debate to proceed unchallenged.

The debate, which will undoubtedly continue as the Democratic primary heats up, risks exacerbating the intraparty rift between establishment Democrats, joined by their corporate-funded allies at the Center for American Progress, and the ascendant faction of celebrity socialists who eschew convenient alliances with powerful corporate interests, no matter how “woke” they may be, and no matter what their constituents think. The establishment wing is already fretting about the possibility of Bernie Sanders winning the party’s nomination, fueled by concerns from wealthy donors, party leaders, and Center for American Progress president Neera Tanden, who celebrated Sanders’ recent decline in the polls with a Twitter dig at the candidate’s extremely online activist following.

Read more

Latest News

Leftists Viciously Attack Cerebral Palsy Victim, 58; Video Shows Victim’s Flowers Left Littering Street

And today in thoroughly depressing news — because we needed more of it, apparently — police are looking for...

Erdogan’s Decision to make Hagia Sophia a Mosque is Sinful and Un-Islamic – Veterans Today

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvQsbaThKbI By Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today EditorFrom a secular perspective, there is nothing particularly wrong with Turkey’s decision to return Hagia Sophia...

No Regrets About Downplaying Coronavirus Threat

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said Sunday that she does not regret initially downplaying the threat of coronavirus in late February. "No,...

SCOTUS Punts on Trump Tax Returns

The non-decision ensures that the issue will drag on past election day. Source link

Putin’s vision for an Anti-Fascist/open system future and you – Veterans Today

…by Matthew Ehret, …CanadaDuring the course of President Putin’s June 24 opening speech during the Moscow Parade celebrating the 75th anniversary of WWII, the following call to...

More Articles Like This

15585

Become a Patriot Join 72,558 Subscibers

Get an article like this twice a week.

15856