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The following text is a transcript of a reply to Jimmy Dore on YouTube regarding his interview with Tulsi Gabbard in which she purportedly clarified her position on healthcare. The reply was by cantonaahh (full e-mail address not disclosed).

It’s disingenuous marketing by Tulsi to say priv. health ins + Medicare for all = ‘single payer plus’ since that would be a worse healthcare system than single payer Medicare for all, not better (‘plus’). The existence of priv. health insurance in the U.K. and Oz is not to provide more choice for people (T claimed to Anderson C that a ban on priv. HI would be un-American bc less choice (which is false as far as choice about doctors is concerned.)).

It’s so the wealthy can avoid waiting lists due to gov cuts on healthcare. Precisely why Bernie favors the Canadian system in which priv. HI is banned for duplicative care.

In any case, Tulsi isn’t truly advocating the OZ system since she advocates the continued existence of priv. HI for DUPLICATIVE CARE, not just for supplemental care (e.g. a private hospital room so you don’t have to mix with the plebs). If your employer provides you with private heath insurance (for duplicative care, not just supplemental care) Tulsi’s aloha sentiment (as far as this interview with Jimmy goes and in her AC interview) is “I’m alright Jack”. She is a conservative - never thought I’d see Jimmy Dore go to such lengths for a conservative.

To avoid the right-wing talking point (main attraction of Tulsi’s plan according to you Jimmy) that single-payer takes away your health insurance, just point out (as Bernie does) that it doesn’t do that! Advocate the best plan, not the one that is a little less susceptible to being attacked by corporate opponents! That’s better than changing your whole fucking health plan just to avoid the right-wing (false) objection. (Why is Tulsi meeting with Wall Street execs? Where is she on Bolivia? Who are you and what have you done to Jimmy Dore?)