Well, naturally. It is a Republican plan, something they were very willing to claim until Obama took it up as a desperate attempt to get SOMETHING passed. Obama’s first choice was a single-payer program — and in fact if we simply extended Medicare to the whole population it would be much cheaper. His second choice, people seem to have forgotten, was a nonprofit, self-funding, government-backed insurance company, which the insurance industry lobbied against, with the help of their supposedly “free-market” allies, the GOP.
Apr 12, 2017