Reprinted from The Hill by John Bowden on March 10, 2018.
Minnesota Representative Keith Ellison (D) called on Democrats to support single-payer healthcare, an issue Ellison believes can heal rifts in the party ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
In an interview with Yahoo News on SiriusXM “POTUS” radio channel, Ellison said that the movement around “Medicare-for-all” was slowly ascending in the Democratic Party.
“Our movement is ascending, but the truth is that, for many years, people weren’t there,” the DNC vice chair told Yahoo. “So more and more people are coming on every day, but not everyone is on. We have to convince them, we have to talk to them, we need to engage in a respectful, fact-based debate about which systems are the best.” …