Organizers and legislators have been fighting for a universal health care system at the state level for years. For numerous reasons, recent efforts have stalled or come up short. But organizers are taking lessons from these disappointments and remain steadfast in the pursuit -- especially given the GOP assault on public health care in Washington, DC.
Capitalism is inherently hostile to the environment and inevitably promotes destructive climate change. Thanks to climate change, science and socialism have become entwined in ways previously unimaginable. Only when socialists and scientists work together to combat the disastrous effects of fossil capitalism do we have a good chance of avoiding ecocide.
Unfortunately, one major flaw in the ACA is enabling GOP sabotage. The problem with Obamacare, as with any system that relies on private health insurance, is this: Without lots of young insurees paying premiums but using health services sparingly, the costs for all insured will rise and eventually bring the system down.