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Progressives Should Push Proudly for Medicare for All

By Eugene Robinson

WASHINGTON — The smartest, savviest people in Washington will tell you Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for all” idea is dead on arrival, a waste of time and energy. But since those same smart, savvy people told you Donald Trump didn’t have a prayer of becoming president, I’d advise keeping an open mind.
What the Vermont senator’s bill has going for it is simple: It’s the right thing to do.
The issue is not whether we should have socialized medicine in this country. We already do — Medicare for everyone over 65; Medicaid for the indigent, the working poor and the disabled; the Children’s Health… …read more

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