Medicare for all sign For everycandidate with a clear Medicare for All proposal in mind, anotheruses the phrases as a proxy for voter frustration. (Photo:Shutterstock)

After decades in the political wilderness, “Medicare-for-all”and single-payer health care are suddenly popular. The words appear in politicaladvertisements and are cheered at campaign rallies—even in deep-redstates. They are promoted by a growing number of high-profileDemocratic candidates, like AlexandriaOcasio-Cortez in New York and Rep. Beto O'Rourke in Texas.

Republicans are concerned enough that this month PresidentDonald Trump wrotea scathing op-ed essay that portrayed Medicare for allas a threat to older people and to American freedom.

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