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As Dems debate Medicare for All, a less radical idea stalls in blue states

Some progressive activists said they can be patient as Democrats take time to design workable plans but they said the base expects them to follow through. | Dominick Reuter/Getty Images Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> This [...]

Bernie Sanders plans to reintroduce ‘Medicare for All’ bill

Sen. Bernie Sanders announced in an email to supporters Wednesday that he plans to reintroduce his Medicare-for-All bill in the Senate, hoping to build momentum behind an effort that has proved popular on the 2020 campaign trail, but largely [...]

Pelosi aide sought to undercut Medicare for All

Wendell Primus, pictured with Nancy Pelosi in 2012, is the House speaker’s senior health policy adviser and a respected voice on health and domestic policy. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Health Care Wendell Primus told roughly [...]

In Dems’ ‘Medicare for All’ battle cry, GOP sees ’20 weapon

WASHINGTON (AP) – Many Democratic presidential candidates and lawmakers are rallying behind “Medicare for All” proposals to expand government-provided health care. Republicans preparing for next year’s congressional races also like [...]

Republicans can’t wait to debate Medicare for All

Reps. Kevin Brady (left) and Greg Walden answer questions on the American Health Care Act in 2017. GOP lawmakers are trolling Democrats with demands for hearings on the sweeping single-payer bill set to be introduced this month. | Win [...]

Harris dives into ‘Medicare for All’ minefield

Like many of her fellow 2020 hopefuls, Sen. Kamala Harris is appealing to both camps, co-sponsoring both full Medicare for All and variations on “Medicare for More.” | Al Drago/Getty Images health care While nearly every [...]

Trump to propose sweeping changes to Medicare drug prices

President Donald Trump speaks about prescription drug prices with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar in the Rose Garden on May 11. Thursday’s event is another move to address his campaign promise on lowering those prices. [...]

‘Just ridiculous lies’: Dems incensed over misleading GOP ads on Medicare for All

Kentucky Democrat Amy McGrath’s campaign has largely chosen to ignore misleading attack ads that her campaign manager Mark Nicholas calls “ridiculous lies.” | AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File Share on Facebook Share [...]

Obama touts Medicare for all as evidence of Democrats’ new ideas

“Democrats aren’t just running on good old ideas like a higher minimum wage, they’re running on new ideas, Medicare for all,” former President Barack Obama said. | Scott Olson/Getty Images Share on Facebook Share on [...]

Republicans give up on Medicare overhaul

Republicans on Capitol Hill are giving up on what might be their last best chance to overhaul Medicare, just as they’re losing their leading champion on the issue, House Speaker Paul Ryan. The quiet surrender on a subject that’s energized [...]