L L wrote:
Republicans are making the wrong argument against universal single payer healthcare.
Calling it a tax hike doesn't matter because it's a net savings.
The argument is the disruption to the healthcare insurance industry which is huge and employs tons of people.
Republicans call it a tax hike because it is a tax hike. Some Democrats would call it that too (Biden, Mayor Pete, etc.)
Republicans also call it a freebie, because it is a freebie for many people. Some Democrats would agree.
It might be a net savings for some people, but it will be incremental cost to many (middle class taxpayers).