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It's not surprising, Democrats are in bed with the rich as well. THey just aren't as blatant about it. They probably don't want universal healthcare either becuase their rich donors are greedy scum
So it seems we have an approach/avoidance conflict going on. The closer we get to the goal (universal health insurance) stronger the feeling of avoidance is.There are two common points of confusion about single payer. The first is about the definition of “single,” which, as you might know, is “one.” And the “one” in this case almost always means “the government.” It means everyone gives up their Platinum Elite Status Cigna Extra Miles plan that they get at a steep discount from their work. Instead, they go on the same plan everyone else has. This is a key element of Sanders’s proposal, as described on his site: “Under Bernie’s plan, Americans will benefit from the freedom and security that comes with finally separating health insurance from employment.”
The thing is, half of Americans get their insurance through work, and they don't all hate it. A government plan might not be any worse, but it will require a leap into the unknown.
This is actually good news. It means the approach side of the conflict is winning out.
Voters don't have to have abide by logic in their political calculus, and often don't.
1. A health care disaster that is felt deeply by a majority of Americans that justifies a drastic change, or
2. A means of framing the issue so it doesn't seem like we're doing something un-American. Right now, UHC sounds un-American to far too many of our countrymen and women. If you can figure out a way to associate it with baseball and apple pie.....