Advocates Continue To Tout Single-Payer To DNC: We Can’t Pretend ACA Solved The Problem
At a hearing held by the Democratic Platform Drafting Committee, activists say a focus needs to be placed on universal health care ahead of the November election. In other news, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., focuses on the health law in his tough reelection campaign.
Some Democrats Aren’t Giving Up On Universal Health Care
Democrats should push for universal health coverage ahead of the November election, several health care advocates urged the committee drafting the Democratic National Committee’s platform at a recent session focused on health policy. Their liberal health care proposals echo a similar theme from an environment-themed session the same day, in which activists criticized DNC members for not pushing harder on climate change. The hearing was part of a series of regional events held by the Democratic Platform Drafting Committee “designed to engage every voice in the party.” (McIntire, 6/20)
In Fight Of His Political Life, McCain Hammers Obamacare
John McCain is running for reelection like it’s 2010. The Arizona Republican has made his opposition to Obamacare — which dominated Senate races across the country six years ago — a central point of his campaign, by all accounts, the toughest reelection fight of his career. He’s betting that shrinking coverage options and premium increases that could go as high as 65 percent if insurers get their way will resonate with Arizona voters, even as most of his Republican colleagues running this year have moved on to other issues. (Haberkorn and Meyer, 6/20)