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Katy Tur Dreams of ‘Single-Payer System,’ ‘Greener Economy’ After Pandemic

On Tuesday, MSNBC anchor Katy Tur hoped the United States would be reshaped into a socialist country following the coronavirus pandemic as she recited a wish list of left-wing agenda items for Democrats to pursue amid the crisis.

While interviewing New York Congressman Max Rose during her 2:00 p.m. ET hour show, Tur urged that liberal lawmakers look to “the future once we get past this and focus again on the economy.” She longed for “permanent change” to society:

 

 

What do you think is going to be put in place and what could be a permanent change in the way that we do business here in this country? Will there be a restructuring or a boosting of the social safety net? Is this going to be a call for something more like universal health care, more like a single-payer system to make sure that everybody is covered, once these people start leaving the hospital and realize they have thousands of dollars in medical bills because they caught a virus they didn’t have a choice about. Is that going to be something that should be considered. What about plans for getting people back to work? Getting people back to work not in their regular jobs which might not be viable any longer, but jobs that are green, jobs working towards a more efficient, greener economy?

While Rose shared her dream of “achieving universal health care,” even he warned: “I sincerely believe that single-payer is not the route.”

Filling in for Tur on Monday’s show, anchor Yasmin Vossoughian pressed likely Democratic nominee Joe Biden on whether he would now support “single-payer health care.” Like Rose, the former Vice President was actually less liberal that the supposed journalist asking the question, refusing to sign on to a complete government takeover of the health care system.

As a massive public health crisis continues, the far-left media can only think of how they can use it to push their radical ideological goals.

Here is a transcript of Tur’s March 31 exchange with Congressman Rose:

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KATY TUR: Well, let me ask you about the future once we get past this and focus again on the economy. What do you think is going to be put in place and what could be a permanent change in the way that we do business here in this country? Will there be a restructuring or a boosting of the social safety net? Is this going to be a call for something more like universal health care, more like a single-payer system to make sure that everybody is covered, once these people start leaving the hospital and realize they have thousands of dollars in medical bills because they caught a virus they didn’t have a choice about. Is that going to be something that should be considered. What about plans for getting people back to work? Getting people back to work not in their regular jobs which might not be viable any longer, but jobs that are green, jobs working towards a more efficient, greener economy?

REP. MAX ROSE [D-NY]: So while I do believe that in the short-term, not the near-term, but the short-term, we can start to think about revving the engines of our economy up again, again, as long as we address those public health concerns that I just laid out. Over the long-term, we have to feel this sense of urgency around achieving universal health care, around stemming the skyrocketing costs of our health care system, as well as putting an infrastructure in place to deal with the next pandemic. In the same way how after 9/11, as a nation, we came together and said –  evaluated, sincerely, not as partisans, but as Americans, we evaluated how did we let this happen and what significant investments do we have to make to prevent this from happening again? We need come together in a post-COVID world to make sure that we put the necessary investments in place to make sure this never happens again.

Now, when it comes to universal health care, I sincerely believe that single-payer is not the route, but there are multiple routes towards achieving universal health care. Maintaining the status quo, though, is certainly not the answer, and we shouldn’t let it be.

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