Health care politics The Jayapallegislation is mostly backed by Democrats in safe districts, withfew cosponsors among the 40 members who won seats previously heldby Republicans in 2018 to give the party control of the House.(Photo: Shutterstock)

The “Medicare for All” push is hitting serious obstacles in theU.S. House in the face of resistance from Democratic leadersconcerned that replacing the private insurance system would generatebacklash from voters who like their coverage.

The House Budget Committee is holding a hearing on Wednesday toexplore “design components and considerations for establishing asingle-payer health care system,” which could serve as apreliminary step toward overhauling how Americans get healthinsurance coverage.

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