Whichever Democrat runs for POTUS in 2020 is going to make single-payer their central platform issue. Kamala Harris is the latest.
Dems are going all-in with the single payer option. And for many voters, particularly low-information voters, the idea of ‘free’, portable healthcare, and the anxieties and uncertainties it will put an end to, will be psychologically attractive.
The issue of such a system’s cost, not to mention their own corresponding tax increases, will not be much of a factor. As the opposing side rolls out the huge numbers, and the graphs and analyses, the voters’ eyes will glaze over.
It would be foolish for conservatives to think single-payer won’t be attractive to many Middle Americans.
Such is where we are.