Health Law’s Middle-Ground Approach Based On GOP Ideology No Longer Good Enough For Liberals
Democrats and liberal activists are no longer satisfied with a strategy that maintains private insurers' primary role. They're starting to focus instead on expanding popular government programs like Medicare and Medicaid.
Los Angeles Times:
Democrats Considering A New Strategy To Expand Health Coverage As Frustrations Build With Obamacare
After spending most of 2017 defending the Affordable Care Act from GOP attacks, a growing number of Democrats believe the law's reliance on private insurance markets won't be enough and the party should focus instead on expanding popular government programs like Medicare and Medicaid. The emerging strategy — which is gaining traction among liberal policy experts, activists and Democratic politicians — is less sweeping than the "single-payer" government-run system that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) made a cornerstone of his 2016 presidential campaign. (Levey, 2/27)