Health care politics There’s also little in the way of specifics on just how to come up with the trillions necessary to put universal health care in place, but that could change now that Democrats are focusing their attention. (Photo: Shutterstock)

How times have changed. As Republicans continue their efforts to strip the Affordable Care Act of multiple provisions and protections, and as more people are priced out of coverage or disqualified from programs to help them afford it, Democrats in the House are launching a Medicare for All caucus.

The Hill reports that the launch of the group with 60 initial members comes as more Democrats lend support to the idea, which has long been advocated by Senator Bernie Sanders, I-VT. It’s progressed far enough that it’s also popular among numerous potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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