It’s A Policy Dream For Many Liberals, But Medicare-For-All Could Serve As Political Gut Check In Trump Era
Democrats who live in states and districts that were carried in 2016 by Donald Trump may be wary of the political risks of supporting what Republicans call socialized medicine. Meanwhile, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) wants Democrats on the same page when it comes to health care moves.
Democrats' Medicare-For-All Litmus Test
Democrats eying the 2020 presidential contest could soon face a "Medicare-for-all" litmus test from the party's progressive base. After last month's failure of President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans to repeal Obamacare, progressives are going on offense, mounting a new push for single-payer health insurance. (Bradner, 4/3)
Pelosi Seeks To Unify Dems On ObamaCare Fixes
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is pressing Democrats to hold back on specific ObamaCare fixes a week after President Trump and House Republicans failed spectacularly in their bid to repeal the landmark law. Pelosi has told members to bring any suggestions to leadership before making them public, a stance intended to prevent Republicans from putting a target on them and avoid freelancing by her own members. (Illis and Marcos, 4/1)