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Dems grapple with ‘socialism’ label on health care
Boston Herald

Democratic presidential hopefuls continue to move leftward on health care — and will have to figure out how to fend off GOP attempts to brand them as “socialism” if they want to get anywhere with it.

Most of the 2020 candidates have embraced the loosely defined concept of “Medicare-for-all,” as some advocate for buy-ins to Medicare or Medicaid or even an approach in which the government runs a single-payer system. “We’ve gone from Obamacare to Che Guevara-care,” GOP strategist Patrick Griffin said, referring to the Latin American Marxist revolutionary.