As Medicare for All’s public popularity has slipped over the last year, it has surreptitiously vanished from the national conversation as Senators and other public figures who once supported the plan now avoid talking about it.
The Washington Post reports “Medicare-for-all is so last year,” with Ben Ritz, a director at the Progressive Policy Institute, admitting: “I think the debate on Medicare-for-all has fundamentally shifted.” The New York Times recently reported that Senator Elizabeth Warren, once a stalwart defender of the plan, has all but stopped talking about it altogether. And Senator Kamala Harris, an early supporter of the plan, flip-flopped so spectacularly on her position it caused a media feeding frenzy.
One Nation has led the charge against Medicare for All on air, launching the first, multimillion-dollar wave of a national advertising effort to educate voters about the pitfalls of a Medicare for All system in June. The organization announced a second, $4 million national advertising blitz beginning at the end of July and stretching through the month of August in targeted states.
“As the American people more fully learn the true cost of Medicare for All, they are adamantly opposed to its implementation. Whether it’s the high cost, decreased access, or limited options, there are many reasons to oppose this toxic plan – which is why it is rapidly disappearing from the national conversation.” -One Nation Communications Director Jack Pandol