The 2 words you can’t say in a Democratic ad
#TIA – Here’s one Democrat not afraid to say Single Payer. And encouragement for others to follow suit.
“Democratic voters want single payer health care. But don’t expect to hear Democratic candidates talk about it — at least not in those words.
To avoid divisive intraparty fights that drive candidates left — only to be attacked by Republicans for favoring socialized medicine — the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee warned aspirants last year about the political liabilities of endorsing “single payer,” according to sources familiar with the advice. An influential progressive group even urged candidates to discard the often-misunderstood phrase and embrace “Medicare for all” to draw strong connections with the popular seniors’ health program.”
Read more at Politico