“The fight for universal health care requires the normalization of aggressive price regulation and broad coverage expansion — a series of movements that both provide better care for as many people as possible while creating the political momentum that makes opposing single

“The fight for universal health care requires the normalization of aggressive price regulation and broad coverage expansion — a series of movements that both provide better care for as many people as possible while creating the political momentum that makes opposing single-payer politically unappealing.”
Don’t settle for less. Don’t become so fixated on saving the flawed stepping-stone that is ACA that you lose sight of the prize: a universal healthcare system that leaves nobody behind (around 20 million people still remained uninsured as of early 2017) and provides actual care at a reasonable rate (our ACA plan was catastrophic only; we couldn’t have used it for preventative care). 60% of Americans — a clear majority! — are in favor of Medicare for All as long as you don’t use the dirty “socialized” word. It may not seem like the time to strike, what with Trump in the White House instead of Clinton, but if we wait for the ideal time it’s never going to come. (I also have a theory that his narcissistic ass might just back it because that would be a hell of a legacy, and Trump is nothing if not an agent of chaos. But there’s no way to prove that until it happens.)
If you call your reps, don’t frame it as “please don’t take away my ACA.” Instead, demand Medicare for All, now, with no incremental steps. “Good enough” is not good enough.