This is true but even before that the basics came from the Heritage Foundation and were the Republican healthcare plan in the early nineties. That’s how far politics has moved to the right in the US in the past 25 years, a healthcare plan from the Heritage Foundation is now regularly decried as “socialist”
For real. My dad and his generation are always talking about how to be progressive side are “too extreme.” Come again? The mainstream Democrats are just Republicans who haven’t been radicalized. I really wish the progressives formed their own faction, rather than being a quasi-group that can be scapegoated easily.