Gavel on flag One of the more moderate proposals would not only allow individuals to buy into Medicare, but it would allow employers help pay for their employees to enroll. (Photo: Shutterstock)

While their power is severely limited due to a Republican president and a GOP-controlled Senate, Democrats of different ideological stripes are pushing to use their new majority in the House of Representatives to shape U.S. health care policy.

For starters, some of the most liberal members of Congress, such as Bernie Sanders and recently-elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, D-N.Y., are going to continue their vocal advocacy for a single-payer “Medicare For All” plan.

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