Single-payer in 2018? Not likely, Nancy.

Over the next week, the GOP will either agree on a proposal for Obamacare repeal or continue on its path to making supporters very angry.  I am as disappointed as anyone that 52 GOP senators cannot agree to repeal and settle their differences later.  It is not where I thought we'd be after so many years of hearing speeches about repealing Obamacare.  I feel let down, to put it mildly. Nevertheless, there is a popular theory floating around that goes sort of like this: 1) Speaker Pelosi is a sure thing after 2018. 2) A future Democrat House majority will pass a "single-payer" plan because the GOP failed to repeal Obamacare. I am not a prophet, so let me leave #1 (a Speaker Pelosi) to the voters.  It may happen, but remember that Hillary Clinton was also supposed to win the presidency in 2016.  We know that history is on the side of the opposition in these midterm elections.  So let's wait and see how it all looks a year from...(Read Full Post)