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Even Democrats Don’t Like Democrats’ Talking Points On Health Care

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During the first night of the Democratic primary debates, health care was the first major issue up for deliberation, but with little-to-no proposals laid out for the American people. Instead, there were simply vague references to everything from pharma pricing to Medicare For All (MFA). In fact, Sen. Elizabeth Warren refused to even comment on whether she supports limits on abortions. And Cory Booker got tongue-tied asserting that health care “is not just a human right, it’s an American right.”

While there are currently many flavors of Democrats participating in the first presidential debate—and even more in the 2020 presidential race—and diversity in universal health care “plans,” no one plan seems to be getting much traction within the party.

For example, as Ezekiel Emanuel—the oncologist, bioethicist, advisor to President Obama on the Affordable Care Act, and brother of Rahm Emanuel—pointed out just hours before the debate at an event in DC, Americans like Medicare For All in theory, but not in practice. This makes the “debate” around MFA a waste of time for everyone on stage.

He also asserted that at present, “Wrangling all the Democrats is a challenge,” and wished those running on the Democratic ticket would spend their time........

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