GEORGE WILL SPOKE AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH TO THE TRUMP VOTER
George Will realized that America’s health care reality means that not only is Obamacare unrepealable but that we are on our way to a single-payer system. He seemed resigned to the fact that the failed market-based health care system he wants to retain is likely dying a slow qualified death.
“Barack Obama said as a candidate that he would prefer a single-payer plan but couldn’t get there,” George Will said. “As President when they were going through the Obamacare agonies, he said, look upon Obamacare as a starter home. The beginning, the thin end of an enormous wedge heading toward that. What does Donald Trump say? ‘Single-payer works fine in Scotland.’ So I don’t see any particular animus he has as you say against a single-payer plan. And, what we’ve learned in this debate about repealing Obamacare is that the essence of Obamacare is the expansion of Medicaid. Who has benefited from that? Probably disproportionately white working-class males, Trump voters.”
I have been saying that Obamacare was designed to be a stepping stone to single-payer health care for years. It is clear that it is the only solution.
It’s about time that Conservatives come to the realization that those that benefit the most from the policies enacted by Progressives are people in the Red States. Ironically if Trump, Ryan, and their Republican cohort were successful in repealing Obamacare and instituting their draconian health care policies, their constituents would bear the brunt of the pain. While that eventuality would likely flip both the House and the Senate, it is something we cannot wish on our brothers and sisters who bought into the lie.
This is why we #resist — not only for ourselves but the country as a whole.
[The interview this piece excerpts first appeared on MSNBC and can be viewed in full by googling “George Will on Healthcare.” Recently progressive-leaning, Trump critic George Will is a long-time, noted Conservative columnist and pundit. This excerpt first appeared in Daily Kos and is reprinted here with permission.]