the aca is a handout to insurance companies because the democratic party is owned by insurance companies. idk if they passed on single payer because they were afraid of being called communists; rather, i think they were serving their corporate friends that got them to where they are today. if ppl want socialist policies it might be helpful to vote for actual socialists instead of capitalists imo
For me the argument in favor of single-payer is a simple one. I simply view for-profit health care to be immoral and a relic of a time when there was barely health care at all, much less universal health care. These days we have the ability to cover everyone; it's the right thing to do and should be done. It's not 1890 anymore.
The ACA is better than what we had. Doesn't mean it's what we need. I think they should have gone for a public option bill as the compromise, not the watered down love letter to the insurance companies we got. But you can thank Senate democrats for that, in particular the spineless ones in red states who were afraid to back public option/single payer for fear of being called communists by the republicans and losing their seats.
What happened in 2010? They were called communists by the republicans and most lost their seats. Karma's a bitch.
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