Obamacare is in trouble. With just two weeks to go before Election Day – the White House announced Monday that premiums on the healthcare law’s state-level exchanges will increase by an average of 22 percent next year. Premiums on the federal exchanges will jump an average of 25 percent.

Yikes…We have two choices here: One, we can either create a public option to inject some real competition into the market place, OR we can work towards single-payer, i.e. Medicare-for-all.

Complete repeal is not an option – not when Obamacare is already in place and so many people have benefited and continue to benefit from it. We can – however – use it as baseline to move forward. But are Republicans willing to accept this reality? That’s the question.

Hughey Newsome, BOLD.global/Move-On-Up & Ben Wikler, MoveOn.org are on the panel with Thom tonight.


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