When Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) announced the launch of H.R.1384, “Medicare for All,” on the Capitol steps on Feb. 27, 2019, it was a major step toward a socialist America.
Jayapal was surrounded by more than 100 supporters, many from groups such as National Nurses United, the Center for Popular Democracy, Our Revolution, Coalition of Labor Union Women, and the Labor Campaign for Single Payer.
Appropriately, all of the organizations represented are controlled, or at least heavily influenced, by America’s largest Marxist organization, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), which can quite rightly claim credit for the socialist single-payer movement euphemistically referred to as “Medicare for All,” now reaching a peak across the United States.
For decades, even most Democratic representatives shied away from any mention of government-run healthcare. But now, more than 100 Democratic congress members have signed on to a bill that would eventually eliminate the private health insurance industry and give the federal government near total control over every American citizen’s healthcare.
What happened to cause such a massive shift?
All this has been a long time in the making. The roots of H.R.1384 can be traced back to the 1930s in South Side, Chicago when a young Hyde Park High School student named Quentin Young first joined the Young Communist League.
After World War II, Young graduated from Northwestern Medical School and did his residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Young joined the American Medical Association and served as chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at Cook County, where he helped establish the Department of Occupational Medicine. Later, Young became a clinical professor of Preventive Medicine and Community Health at the University of Illinois Medical Center and senior attending physician at Michael Reese Hospital.
In 1997, he was inducted as a master of the American College of Physicians, and in 1998, he served as president of the American Public Health Association.
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