Max Baucus has officially endorsed a single-payer health care system. No surprise there, right?
In case you forgot who he was, he was one of the architects of Obamacare in 2009 and head of the Senate Finance Committee. Baucus didn’t think Americans were ready for socialized medicine in 2009 and pushed back against Democrats who called for socialized medicine back then but has since changed his mind.
Now, Baucus is caving to Democratic socialists and young leftists who are blindly championing socialism and calling for a single-payer health care system.
Baucus told NBC News Friday that he believes the time has come for a single-payer healthcare system. In 2009 Baucus would not endorse socialized medicine because he didn’t think Americans were ready for it and feared this radical thought would cost Democrats the midterms. They still lost. Centrists Democrats are now feeling the pressure from Democratic socialists like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and freshman California Sen. Kamala Harris.