Elizabeth Warren Has Some Pointed Words for Obamacare Too
Warren’s comments represent a shift to her position on the USA health care system. “Now it’s time for the next step”.
Last week, California Democratic state Assembly Speaker, Anthony Rendon, rallied several Democratic corporate donors to block a Democrat-sponsored bill meant to create a single payer, universal health care program.
Senate Republicans are hoping to bring their Obamacare repeal bill to a vote before the Fourth of July recess, though the bill has been losing support as estimates on how it would affect the number of uninsured people were released by the Congressional Budget Office.
Even as Republicans borderline-illegally strive to push through their rushed and risky healthcare bill, the biggest inhibitor to true universal healthcare may be Democrats themselves.
Last week, a high-profile effort to establish a single-payer health care system in California stalled amid concerns from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers in the state over how to pay for the estimated $330 billion to $400 billion measure.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has also dismissed the single payer notion in the past, expressing only that she wishes to protect the current legislation instituted by former President Barack Obama.
Of course, while Warren’s support for a strong single-payer platform is welcome, critics can assume she is speaking in favor of it now because it is so popular. On Monday, Sean Spicer even posited single payer as a boogeyman of sorts, the effect of not supporting the GOP plan.
Warren made her stance clear during an interview with the Wall Street Journal. “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”.