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Fractious Democrats band together to defend health-care law from Trump’s attack
Washington Post

House Democrats have spent several weeks battling over some of the most divisive policies, from support for Israel to combating climate change.

But no issue has the potential to sharply split the new majority quite like health care, with more than 100 of the caucus’s most liberal lawmakers advocating a sweeping proposal for universal coverage that would eventually eliminate the employer-provided insurance plans that cover 80 percent of Americans.

Medicare-for-all has also been dominating the nascent 2020 Democratic presidential campaign, serving as an ideological fault line to determine a candidate’s liberal bona fides.