Medicaid Expansion is a victory for everyone. It’s tempting to say it’s a win for Democrats and there’s some truth in that, this wouldn’t have happened without the Blue Wave of 2017.
But today it’s all about those who woke up this morning, facing an uncertain future with way too much to bear and now they’ve been given a glimmer of hope. They won’t have to choose between treatment and bankruptcy, between food and medicine, between taking care of their children or piling on more debt.
Medicaid Expansion was the right thing to do, the humane thing to do and we’re all the better because of it.
Healthcare is a right not a privilege. If we say that loud enough and long enough, a day will come when that’s simply taken for granted. This was a good day. We’re on our way to making that happen.