On today’ episode Denise from California and I continue our
discussion on healthcare. There are
many, many different proposals being floated by democrats to deal with the
problem of healthcare in America. At the
top of the list is Bernie Sander’s Medicare for All proposal.
While in the minority, Democrats were all in on a single
payer plan like Medicare for all. But
recent reports seem to indicate leading democrats do
not support the plan.
What appears to be gaining traction is a medicare for more plan which would be an amalgam of different popular plans. One program being pushed by a liberal progressive senator Sherrod Brown is Medicare 55/65.
What is going on in the senate is what the senate was made for. Vigorous debate.
On today’s show we discuss the winning strategies Republicans are using against Democrats in the House. Even tho the GOP is in the minority, they are using an “arcane” house rule called a motion to recomitt to slow down the legislative process and for another “bite at the apple” on legislation.
In a less formal sense, it gives Republicans a chance to force new and vulnerable Democrats in red and purple districts, to take tough votes. Some of those votes may be too radical for the constituency of their districts.
This would give a Republican challenger a chance to paint the Democrat as left wing and out of touch. Surprisingly the maneuver has been so effective, it is reported that Pelosi may get rid of the rule.
The field for 2020 on the democratic side is beginning to take shape. Over the weekend Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota made it official.
On today’s show, and all this week, we will be talking about the biggest names to enter the race for the Presidency in 2020 like TULSI GABBARD AND PETE BUTTIGIEG .
But we begin with last week’s State of the Union address. Surprisingly, there was no talk of the looming threat of global warming or solutions to the real everyday threat of gun violence or our broken healthcare system
I note: the best thing Barack Obama did with the Affordable Care Act, was create a “floor” for democrats to fight from, even as Republicans fight back on a state level.
Today show we continue where we left off, talking 2020 candidates for President on the democratic side.
But I want to begin with a remarkable article in today’s USA Today. The article, entitled “Taken”, is an in depth report on a controversial legal procedure in which police take assets, usually money, from citizens and refuse to give it back.