Single payer, and if the Democrats don’t go along, kick them to the damn curb too. If there was another actual solution, the “centrists” would have presented it. Their plan was the ACA, and while it did make things moderately better, it wasn’t a long term solution, and it’s being dismantled. The Democrats could use this to explain exactly why we need single payer, and if they were running on that, think that wouldn’t scare the hell out of the right? They aren’t though, and the far right wing has little to fear, because their opposition is the Democratic Party.
We can see now with the gun issue that it is kids on the street that are leading the charge, and the political system is responding. The Democrats did oppose some of what the NRA pushed for, but as usual, pathetically. Activists will determine this outcome, and right now, the Democratic Party is MIA. It’s left to defend a right wing healthcare bill that was based on similar proposals from right wing groups in the 1990’s, and its defense of that bill is weak at best.
The Democrats could completely destroy Trump on policy. Notice that his lowest approval came when he was being hammered on the ACA repeal and actual policy. Since that time the Democrats ditched that (cause what the hell alternatives do they have to run on that their donors will allow them to?) and they’re back to the Russia, Russia, Russia stuff.
This is a monstrosity, and there’s few doing much about the system. And like many other issues, it isn’t just an indictment on the Republican Party, it is an indictment on the entire system. The ACA would never be accepted in any other developed country, too right wing and too far away from single payer, yet it is the absolute best we can hope for in this corrupt and dying system. Bloody hell.