Two of the three state reps mentioned in this story are Democrats from Montana:
Lobbyists either helped draft or made extensive revisions to opinion columns published by three state lawmakers in a way that warned against the dangers of Medicare-for-all and other government involvement in health care, according to emails obtained by The Washington Post.
If 2020 is anything like 2016, Trump can make vague promises about providing health care for all that will never be fact checked (principally because there aren’t enough details to even check), while the Democrat will be worn down with constant picking about this detail or that about a healthcare plan that will never be enacted in the form proposed. Hell, if I were a low or even medium-information voter, I’d probably prefer Trump’s vague promise to a Medicare for Some* (* who meet certain guidelines that are carefully means tested, which doesn’t impose a tax burden on any rich people, and will be carefully engineered to fuck the middle class so we can be doubly sure that the poors don’t get anything good because they don’t deserve it and they’re only poor because they didn’t try hard enough).
I guess what I’m trying to say is that the narrative developing around M4A that it is a fairy table that crumbles at the first contact with reality is true–if you accept what insurance company lobbyists tell us via their Democratic mouthpieces.