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Fri Jun 23, 2017, 10:39 AM Jun 2017

They've Got Theirs. The Hell With the Rest of America. A Call to All Democratic Leaders

The Democrats need to immediately publish the benefits the people in Congress receive in their Heath Care Plan. For life. That they voted for on their own behalf.

To many not-old, healthy people in America this cut to medicaid seems to not effect them. It’s happening “over there”, “far away” to “others”. No. It will come for everyone. Anyone who needs to put a parent in a nursing home. Or who needs to hire a home health aide. Anyone who will someday need a nursing home themselves. Anyone who has an unforeseen health catastrophe.

The Democrats need to immediately push back and push back hard with a Big Solution, and not just with wonky details:

1) Publicize the luxe health care provided for Congress.
2) Publicize the eventual need for Medicaid of every person, in one way or another. NPR reports that one in five Americans depend on Medicaid right now.
3) Launch a huge campaign for Single Payer. Now is the time. Be aggressive. Not defensive.

Seize the moment.

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