Pure projection. You are deluded if you think you don’t have a strong bias.
No, I think your framing is bullshit. I have explained this to you countless times. When polls are done on single payer, does support go down when some facts are presented? Yes. You know, Fox News presents facts about Democrats. Those facts are often true, in isolation. the problem is that they cherry pick facts, or use some small amount of facts to frame an argument in a way that isn’t accurate. So, does support go down, for instance, when taxes are brought up? Sure. How often is the actual reality brought up though? Like, not would you support single payer if it raised taxes, but would you support single payer if you paid more in taxes, but you saved a larger amount in out of pocket expenses? That is never asked, and that is a far more accurate way of asking the question. In fact, technically, no taxes have to be raised to pay for single payer if it is done by the federal government. We assume taxes because people want to do it in a largely revenue neutral way. Or, do polls ask something like, in the US, up to 45,000 people die every years because they don’t have healthcare. This doesn’t happen in single payer systems. Would you be more likely to support single payer if it saved 45,000 of your fellow Americans? Do they ask something like, every single study shows that single payer would save trillions of dollars. Every single payer system is cheaper and has less waste (it could be explained to those taking polls why that is the case). Would you be more likely to support single payer if it could save the country trillions of dollars every year? Again, asking these questions would clearly increase support for single payer, but they aren’t asked, now are they? Or, people are asked about losing their private healthcare. But that is, again, a manipulative way of framing it. People aren’t concerned about losing their private insurance, they are concerned about losing access to care that they need and their doctors. They could ask, would you be less likely to support single payer if your private insurance was replaced with a public program, but you could still keep your doctor and would actually have more comprehensive care? And you yourself do have a connection to Kaiser, don’t you? Another poster mentioned that you had been working with Kaiser in some capacity. Kaiser opposes single payer, and you often cite their polls. To claim you have no bias is absurd.
I do have a bias though. I have a bias towards single payer. It would save trillions, tens of thousands of lives every year, it would eliminate job lock, bankruptcies, would be far more efficient and it would empower working people. It would also do a hell of a lot in addressing structural racism and poverty. You defend the very people here all the time that oppose single payer, what they offer is inferior. Right now, single payer is partially not possible because of the people you provide cover for here all the time.
You are focusing on that one person on the single payer side, which is comical. How many people, how many activists were involved in that bill? And again, the very people that stopped it, you pretended that they did so because the bill was flawed and that they otherwise supported single payer, knowing damn well it isn’t true. Rendon has admitted that he doesn’t support it, neither did Brown. I asked about Bauman, and the videos that I linked about Jimmy Dore. What do you think about that KC? What is your opinion on Wendell Primus? Think he’s a swell guy?
However, given his ties to the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries, it’s not surprising that Speaker Rendon shut down the bill. In an election swung by fraudulent votes, his senior adviser, Eric Bauman was recently elected by party insiders to chair the California Democratic Party Chair. Bauman received over $100,000 in 2016 lobbying for the pharmaceutical industry against Prop 61, which would have capped prescription drug prices in California.
In 2015, the Sacramento Bee reported that Rendon received over $36,000 from drug makers. In April 2017, IBTimes reported that House Speaker Anthony Rendon, Senate President Kevin De Leon and Gov. Jerry Brown—all Democrats—have received a combined $370,000 from groups opposing single-payer health care legislation. Since 2010, these lawmakers have received [$3.4 million] in campaign donations from the health insurance industry. While California voters and progressive groups demand single-payer health care in the state, the Democratic establishment in California has been bought and paid for by the pharmaceutical and health care industries to prevent it from becoming a reality.