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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #55)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 03:02 PM

59. I note you didn't answer my question about the charge in your OP.

 

Is it your view that those 117 Democrats are sowing division and "are coming to Republicans' rescue" because they're cosponsoring a bill you don't approve of?

I agree that the specifics of the bill will be very important. Although you mention only funding, there's also room for disagreement about what the program will look like. We casually say that every other industrialized country has single payer, but there are significant differences between, for example, the Canadian and UK systems.

We need to have a sensible public debate about health care policy, including working out these single-payer details and also including consideration of alternatives such as building on the ACA (what you refer to in your #46). That process is hindered, not helped, when people like Milbank act as if Democratic unity is the only important goal and that it's those nefarious "Bernie Bros" who are undermining that goal.

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