This is huge news. House Dems want Medicare for everyone,
Say hello to “Medicare Part E” — as in, “Medicare for Everyone.”
House Democrats are looking at re-branding the public health insurance option as Medicare, an established government healthcare program that is better known than the public option.
. . . While much of the public is foggy on what a public option actually is, people understand Medicare. It also would place the new public option within the rubric of a familiar system rather than something new and unknown.
If they do this I think the battle is 90% won. Everyone loves Medicare.
I think they should say that are giving in to Republican demands to get rid of the public option and just letting everyone buy into Medicare instead.