Well, Obama proposed the public option, and it got killed pretty quickly. In order to get the public option through the Congress, the next President has to start with something more extreme, like Medicare for All. And then, we will eventually get the public option as a compromise.
Best argument that I have read for it.
I'm glad you're seeing this view now.
Pretty much a zero chance of a single payer healthcare system or Medicare For All being implemented in one term.
But if a Democrat campaigns on just getting a public option, Republicans will do all they can to defeat that bill and we're nowhere.
So go for something big and maybe a get a compromise.
Republicans are great at this.
They campaign on not raising a penny of a tax anywhere and Democrats high five each other on the slightest increase in tax on high earners.
They campaign on absolutely no gun restrictions and the mere mention they may ban bump stock that increases fire power of a weapon seems like a compromise.
Even look at Obamacare.
They pushed hard for a public for a public option, which they did not get, but they did pass mandatory coverage and a federal insurance exchange system. That was a pretty huge step.
I'm still concerned on what can get passed. High public sentiment isn't enough.
About 90% of the US population want some improvement on background checks and high powered weapon restrictions. There have been bills sent to the senate that have very modest changes to address this but the senate (McConnell)will not take a vote on it.
Still, we need leaders to get the message out on the progress we been.