Stethoscope on 100-dollar billsWhat may seem obvious — the notion of medical necessity — isn't soeasy to distill into policy rules. (Photo: Getty)

Progressive Democrats have rallied around “Medicarefor All,” a single-payer health plan popularized bySen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Now, some ofWashington's official bean counters are trying to add a newframework around what it might look like. The picture they offerhighlights just how complicated that shift might be.

Areport released Wednesday by the nonpartisan CongressionalBudget Office outlined a veritable laundry list of options andtechnicalities lawmakers would need to consider if they are seriousabout such a proposal.

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