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The Problem Facing Anyone Who Wants Single-Payer Health Care

The Problem Facing Anyone Who Wants Single-Payer Health CareEarlier this week, Senator and presidential candidate Kamala Harris (D-CA) released an outline for her version of “Medicare For All.” The plan would give everyone the immediate right to buy into Medicare as an alternative to private insurance, then would gradually transition everyone into an “expanded Medicare system” over the course of ten years.Though Harris says that she would guarantee “universal coverage,” her end goal is not technically a single-payer system because individual health consumers could still choose private Medicare plans similar to today’s Medicare Advantage plans. But the Harris plan is still likely to significantly expand the number of Americans with public insurance.Not long after Harris released her proposal, the Daily Beast published an array of quotes from rival campaign operatives and from former Obama administration officials, who took issue with her ten year roll out. As Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) campaign manager Faiz Shakir put it, “if President Obama had passed a health-care bill that called for a 10-year horizon, he would have left it to Donald Trump to execute.” (Shakir is a former editor of ThinkProgress.)He has a point. One of Obamacare’s biggest vulnerabilities is that it became law in 2010, but didn’t take full effect until 2014. That gave Republicans nearly four years, a presidential election cycle, and a full round of Supreme Court litigation to attack the law before most people saw any benefits from it.



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Trump vows to veto Sanders's single-payer health care plan: 'A curse on the U.S. and its people'

Trump vows to veto Sanders's single-payer health care plan: 'A curse on the U.S. and its people'President Trump assured Republicans that he would veto any bill from Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders moving the U.S. toward a single-payer health care system.



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Bernie Sanders To Introduce Single-Payer Bill With Major Support In Senate

Bernie Sanders To Introduce Single-Payer Bill With Major Support In SenateSen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will introduce on Wednesday a new version of his plan to give everybody government-run health insurance, potentially opening a new chapter in the ongoing debate over how to make health care in the U.S. more affordable and available.



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Ready Or Not, Here Comes Bernie Sanders And His Single-Payer Plan

Ready Or Not, Here Comes Bernie Sanders And His Single-Payer PlanOr he could present it more as a concept, something he expects progressives to spend the next few years refining, with a greater emphasis on the goal of truly universal coverage than the specific means for achieving it. The latter could ultimately do more to make health care available and affordable.



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Wednesday's Morning Email: What You Need To Know About Bernie Sanders' Single-Payer Plan

Wednesday's Morning Email: What You Need To Know About Bernie Sanders' Single-Payer PlanTOP STORIES (And want to get The Morning Email each weekday?



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An Economist Does The Math On Single-Payer Health Care

An Economist Does The Math On Single-Payer Health CareJerry Brown's former economic adviser says the single-payer bill that California Democrats quashed would have saved the state billions of dollars and been a boon for business.



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$400 billion price tag for California single-payer bill

$  400 billion price tag for California single-payer billSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California bill that would eliminate health insurance companies and provide government-funded health coverage for everyone in the state would cost $ 400 billion and require significant tax increases, legislative analysts said Monday.



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