Now is the right time for progressives to take the lead by filing legislation that would replace the ACA with Medicare.
Would it pass the House and Senate and be signed into law?
No, but it would reframe the debate and give progressives something to run on in 2018. It would shift the Overton window. It is a simple idea that would be easy to explain and promote. it would provide the right lens with which to look at health care issues.
The whole party should get behind this. They won’t, though, so time for progressives to stake out this position and grow this idea.