‘Medicare For All’ Has Caught Like Wildfire Among Progressive Democrats. So What Exactly Do We Know About It?
Politico takes a look at what the proposal is, how we'd pay for it, the effect it would have on the health care industry and more.
What We Don’t Know About Bernie’s Favorite Healthcare Idea
Since Bernie Sanders made “Medicare-for-all” a central plank of his wildfire presidential campaign, support for a once-fringe idea has exploded. Democratic senators with eyes on the 2020 presidential contest – including Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand and Kamala Harris – have conspicuously lined up as co-sponsors of the “Medicare-for-all” legislation that Sanders introduced last year; a similar proposal in the House has 123 co-sponsors. All of those politicians are Democrats, but among voters, support appears to cross the aisle: A recent Reuters/Ipsos poll showed that “Medicare-for-all” was supported by 70 percent of American adults, including a slight majority of Republicans. (Demko, 9/12)