In some ways, Obama’s embrace of Medicare for All is a direct contradiction of much of what he pushed for and accomplished on health care as president. (Photo: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg)

In a sign of how Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign has shifted the political dialogue in the Democratic Party, former President Barack Obama endorsed the idea of “Medicare for All.”

In a campaign speech delivered at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Obama touted what he described as an energized Democratic Party fueled by activists and candidates who are offering new ideas.

Jack Craver


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