Who is talking about remaking the entire healthcare system? I’m not. I’m for remaking the entire healthcare insurance system though. And with forward progress, I’m not willing to say we can’t get to the political majorities - more democrats that I don’t think of as all that progressive (like Harris or Gillibrand) are willing to speak for the idea than I would have thought 10 years ago. I know your soft polling position, but I think there is enough political will to make it happen - people hate their insurance company (I do too) and often like their doctor (mine’s fine). If we get the right bill and the right communication going we can move soft polling results in the right way.
On the court issue, this is a trickier subject. I’m not a lawyer and I don’t follow the court stories that closely. I’ve heard the idea proposed that if a ruling against the ACA mandating payment to private insurance happens even in the Supreme Court and strikes down the ACA, this cannot be used for precedence to overturn a bill that uses taxes to fund healthcare (which kind of makes sense since the payment going to a private entity is not a tax). I was/am in agreement with you that I wanted Clinton as president for Supreme Court and other reasons - I didn’t have to vote for her in CA but if I were still in CO I would have.
I’m not that knowledgeable about FDR and think he’s kind of overused as some sort of perfect example. Obviously he had huge flaws and on any particular thing he did, I might not support it if I had lived during his presidency (or even in hindsight) though I don’t deny that some programs he started evolved into better programs going forward.
I would not hold it against a politician who wants to sign on to other politician’s Medicare for Some proposals in addition to the main Medicare for All proposal I think is much more important, but it is a bridge too far for me to do personally.