Matthew Yglesias: Senate Democrats are spoiling for a Medicare fight they may not get
Democrats really, really, really do not want Donald Trump to dramatically overhaul Medicare, replacing the current universal guarantee of government-provided health insurance for senior citizens with a voucher to buy private insurance.
But they’d sure like him to try.
“Make our day,” was Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer’s exact phrase.
And it’s not just Schumer. Joe Donnelly is a very moderate Democratic senator who, not coincidentally, represents the generally quite conservative state of Indiana. Trump won 57 percent of the vote in the state to just 38 percent for Hillary Clinton. And he’s up for reelection in 2018. Donnelly, in other words, is a guy with a lot of incentive to find places to agree with Trump.
Read Matt’s entire column here.