As I wrote earlier, the public option fight changed the progressive movement. You had a popular, compromise measure that the public supported, where advocates did everything right, and none of it mattered. Now, the head of HCAN, the labor-backed coalition trying to pass the Affordable Care Act in 2010, confirms the public option was traded away in the midst of the fight.
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And go say “hi” to Eve on her POP diary this morning. As I said, we’ll have more later. But this is where this battle has to go in order for it to become a movement that can achieve universal health care, not just a short-term political battle. Her heart, and the heart of those who are willing to get arrested because they believe passionately in social justice for all, is the thing that will carry us to victory in the battle for universal health care.