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Victoria Brownworth @VABVOX
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I think the real question is "how do we create the means and foundation for the agenda," not the money to pay for it.

We always get money by taxing working class and middle class people.
That's how we pay for the two wars we've been in for over 15yrs.
The #healthcare industry employs millions of Americans.
In the only vision Bernie Sanders has ever presented, that somehow disappears and is replaced by something completely different....by magic. He has never had a plan for it or "breaking up the banks."
nydailynews.com/opinion/transc…
The most workable--and quick--plan we could get (if people vote in November and the Democrats regain the House)--is the #MedicareExtraForAll plan.

Getting people to give up their employer-paid insurance will be hard, but this could convince everyone.
latimes.com/business/hiltz…
Having seen all the plans--mainly the #JohnConyers plan of the past 20+ years that Sanders appropriated as his #M4A plan and how flimsy it is for anyone who is sick and/or disabled--the #MedicareExtraForAll plan looks good for everyone.
AND WE NEED IT.
americanprogress.org/issues/healthc…
I was 1st dxd with #cancer at 26, so #healthcare has always been an issue for me. I've been writing about #UHC since #Hillarycare in 1993. Everyone HAS to be covered--fully. People have blocked me for this demand, but meds, assistive devices, eye & dental care are all essential.
Framing #UHC as #MedicareForAll when Medicare is so expensive and requires so much of an outlay of money by everyone "covered" by it is part of the impediment to getting UHC. Younger people think it covers everything, people on it or with parents on it know it doesn't come close.
As I wrote last week, Democrats need to run on how #GOP has eviscerated the #ACA & #Medicaid.
#GOPTaxBill jacked up the monthly premiums of millions. Mine exploded to $1,978.10.
PER MONTH.
FOR AN HMO.
Jan 2019, 26M more Americans will get similar rises.
It's also not enough to just say you want #UHC or even #M4A.
You have to make it happen.
You can't run on pretense.
Right now the Senate vote is 49 Dems, 50 #GOP (McCain is out for the foreseeable future). So why not vote on this NOW, as I asked here:
Many people invoke the so-called "Socialist" countries of Scandinavia which aren't socialist and are also tiny (my mother's family is from there, so I know). This, from an econonomist in Denmark explains the differences.
forbes.com/sites/roslynla…
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