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Fri May 20, 2016, 11:00 PM

Establishment Dems Fight to Defeat 'Medicare-for-All' in Colorado

There's no divide in this party? If so, is this what the Democratic Party now stands for?

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/05/20/establishment-dems-fight-defeat-medicare-all-colorado

"Pro-Clinton Democrats join Big Pharma and state Republicans in fighting to defeat first-in-the-nation ballot measure for statewide single-payer plan"

Highlighting the divisions in the Democratic party this election, Colorado's ballot measure for a universal, single-payer healthcare plan is facing unexpected resistance from the very same party that has been calling for such a healthcare plan since the 1990s.

"There is a disconnect between the powers that be and the people," said state senator Irene Aguilar, a former doctor and the chief architect of the statewide 'Medicare-for-all,' called ColoradoCare, in an interview with the Guardian. "The powers that be are incrementalists. There hasn't been a courage of conviction to try and deal with healthcare coverage."

...Clinton's campaign is directly linked to Coloradans for Coloradans, the most prominent organization opposing ColoradoCare. Formed solely to defeat the measure, Coloradans for Coloradans is being funded by the very same consultant firm currently working for the Clinton super PAC Priorities USA, as Lee Fang reported in the Intercept...Indeed, in Colorado the "anti-single-payer effort is funded almost entirely by health care industry interests," Fang reported, "including $500,000 from Anthem Inc., the state’s largest health insurance provider; $40,000 from Cigna, another large health insurer that is current in talks to merge with Anthem; $75,000 from Davita, the dialysis company; $25,000 from Delta Dental, the largest dental insurer in the state; and $100,000 from SCL Health, the faith-based hospital chain."

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Reply Establishment Dems Fight to Defeat 'Medicare-for-All' in Colorado (Original post)
kaleckim May 2016 OP
scscholar May 2016 #1
kaleckim May 2016 #2
ciaobaby May 2016 #3
FreakinDJ May 2016 #4
Hydra May 2016 #5
imagine2015 May 2016 #6

Response to kaleckim (Original post)

Fri May 20, 2016, 11:19 PM

1. This is because the proposal isn't good enough.

 

If it was, the people would support it.

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Response to scscholar (Reply #1)

Fri May 20, 2016, 11:27 PM

2. Thanks for the insurance industry

propaganda. What your silly opinion has to do with the groups behind the anti-single payer push is beyond me.

"If it was, the people would support it."

Head slap. So, people have never supported something that was wrong, immoral, illogical or not factually accurate because of propaganda? If something doesn't pass, it's because it wasn't good enough?...okay.

About the outright corruption and the close ties with Democrats and insurance companies, anything? Not worth addressing, I guess.

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Response to scscholar (Reply #1)

Fri May 20, 2016, 11:54 PM

3. Like "the people" support Trump ?

 

This is just sad.. but what is really sad is that you can't see that when the Dems team up with Big Pharma, the Insurance Industry and the Republicans it is a big problem for progressives. It is what brought us to where we are today, putting all our hope in Bernie. The left has truly joined up with the right and not in a good way.

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Response to kaleckim (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 12:01 AM

4. Winning for their Corporate Donors

 

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Response to kaleckim (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 12:03 AM

5. This is our problem in a nutshell

The DLC/Third way Dems oppose everything we fight for. LBGT rights? We need to compromise. Legalization? HAH! War? Don't we all want more of it? Single payer? That's unamerican. Higher minimum wage? Think of the Megacorps!

We need a new party so we can actively fight the agents against change.

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Response to kaleckim (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 12:06 AM

6. Disgusting. Truly Disgusting. Would anyone expect different bahavior from Republicans?

 

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