"After the Health Care Reform Dust Settles, Single Payer Will Be Left Standing."
That's the title of Ellen of the Tenth's report of the single payer meeting she attended this past Saturday. Go read it; it's got stuff about union leadership versus members, and running single payer candidates. I was especially interested in its antidotal-to-gloom-and-doom aspects (my bolding throughout).
. . . Rep. Mary Flowers described her efforts to introduce and re-introduce single payer bills in Illinois. . . . Flowers believes the tide will turn because the structure recently signed into law is unsustainable. . . .
Dr. Quentin Young . . . described some themes for continued single payer advocacy. First, talk about insurance companies. They're already working to reinterpret the legistlation so it doesn't require them to do anything. Second, stress the simplicity of single payer reform. The message is that the industry is choking the country and not delivering care. . . .
Young reminded the group that the slogan is simple: Everybody In, Nobody Out. It makes the point and starts the conversation. . . . Young is talking about health care and not health insurance. Single payer will ultimately win out because it's what we need to do.
So, although it may take another ten years of ruined bodies, dead bodies, bankruptcies, etc., history is on our side.