Republicans Seem Confident That ‘Medicare For All’ Will Be A Potent Line Of Attack For Them Heading Into 2020
GOP lawmakers are eager to get Democrats to agree to have a hearing on the issue, which has become somewhat of a litmus test for progressive 2020 hopefuls.
Republicans Can’t Wait To Debate 'Medicare For All'
The only people more eager than progressive Democrats for hearings on Medicare for All are conservative Republicans. GOP lawmakers, fresh off an electoral shellacking fueled in large part by health care concerns, are now trolling Democrats with demands for hearings on the sweeping single-payer bill set to be introduced this month. They're confident that revelations about its potential cost and elimination of most private insurance will give them potent lines of attack heading into 2020 — an election that President Donald Trump is already framing as a debate about "socialism." (Ollstein, 2/10)
Democratic White House Hopeful Hits Medicare For All As 'Bad Opening Offer'
Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), who is mulling a 2020 presidential bid, says a plan to provide "Medicare for all" and take away private insurance, which has the support of several Democratic White House hopefuls, is “a bad opening offer.” Bennet is presenting himself as a moderate possible alternative in next year’s Democratic primary, although he has yet to formally announce his campaign. (Bolton, 2/10)
Many In The Health Care Industry Already Lining Up To Derail 'Medicare-For-All'
"Medicare-for-all" has become a rallying cry for progressive Democrats, especially in the early days of the 2020 presidential campaign. But many players in the health care industry are already lining up to oppose the idea. (Farmer, 2/8)