Nomi Prins is the author of six books, a speaker, and a distinguished senior fellow at the non-partisan public policy institute, Demos. Her most recent book, All the Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power (Nation Books) has just been released in paperback and this piece is adapted and updated from it. She is a former Wall Street executive.
"The fact that our nation is the only advanced industrial country without universal healthcare cannot be blamed on Republican obstruction alone. It was also caused by Democratic leaders who've spent decades catering to corporate interests."