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Opposition to GOP Health Bill Spurring Support for Single-Payer Plan

Warren’s comments come as Senate Democrats fight to defend Obamacare against repeal this week, while Republicans push for a vote on their health care plan.While the city of Lowell voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, Trump carried four of the five other towns in the area.”We talk about how the middle class has just taken one punch after another for almost 40 years now”, she told the Lowell crowd.Warren has been targeted by Republicans for some time as a representative of the “left” of the Democratic Party. “Understand that Donald Trump and these Republican majorities are poised to deliver the knockout blow”. And last fall, several Democratic senators stretched magnanimous hands across the aisle, urging their Republican colleagues to work with them for the sake of improving the Obamacare markets.Regardless of the merits of the GOP plans, Democrats ought to set aside the hysterical rhetoric and return instead to their earlier, more reasonable stance: that the Affordable Care Act was a worthwhile policy with some ugly costs.Jost said Democrats didn’t include enough reinsurance and stability funds in the Affordable Care Act and they “phased out really quickly”, causing premiums to rise. In the piece, Warren said that President Obama constructed his strategy for the ACA from a conservative model, but that if Democrats hope to win in upcoming elections, they should focus on the healthcare golden goose of single payer.”We do need to look at Elizabeth Warren in 2018″.Unlike her more progressive and prickly colleague Senator Sanders, Warren praised the first step of the ACA, but said that America is now ready for the real deal. “The only thing she wants from us is a vote”.Former Tallahassee commissioner Dorothy Inman Johnson hopes to stop a newly proposed bill forcing Obamacare out, put together by Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell. “It’s that we haven’t gotten up there and been as clear about our values as we should be, or as clear and concrete about how we’re going to get there”. In a contrast that is nothing short of ridiculous, in the equivalent time frame in 2009 (ending with the Senate passing that bill) these same networks referred to Obamacare as “reform” 344 times – more than 11 times as much.