Health care and the distribution of consequences of bad luck will be a major clear differentiator between parties in the 2020 election.
Lindsey Graham vows to repeal Obamacare if GOP takes control in 2020 https://t.co/2UWx84tuUO
— Jeffrey Levin (@jilevin) August 8, 2019
The Democratic Party is running on spreading the costs and consequences of bad health luck to broader populations. There are several different ways that this can be accomplished but Medicare for All, Medicare for anyone who wants to buy it, Medicaid Buy-in, and ACA 2.0 bills would all spread risk across wider pools that span society. These plans all differ greatly in details. Those details matter and they are fascinating, but the core concept is similar.
The Republican Party’s historical healthcare proposals are designed to minimize the spreading of the costs of bad luck and make the people who get hit with bad luck pay more.
That is a fundamental difference up for decision in 2020.
Open Thread as I’m going to the mountains for the next five days.