Saturday, 24 February 2018 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
  • Blue Cross Pressures Employees to Donate to Opponent of Single-Payer Candidates

    By Michael Corcoran, Truthout | Report

    Democratic candidate for the Michigan gubernatorial race Abdul El-Sayed speaks at a TED Talk on February 16, 2017, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo: TEDxUofM Conference)Abdul El-Sayed, a proponent of single-payer health care who is running for the governor's office in Michigan, speaks at a TED Talk in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo: TEDxUofM Conference)

    In the 2018 Michigan gubernatorial race, two of the Democratic candidates support single-payer health care. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, one of the largest employers in the state, has asked its employees to donate to their anti-single-payer opponent, Gretchen Whitmer. This outward display of industry influence to bolster a corporate Democrat exemplifies what is preventing the party from embracing a national health system.

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