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The Health 202: Medicare-for-all champions might not hear what they want at first Hill hearing today
Washington Post

Medicare-for-all is getting a historic House hearing this morning. But the Democrats running it appear eager to avoid looking too extreme as they examine a bill that would dramatically overhaul the country’s health-care system.

The witnesses testifying before the House Rules Committee mostly aren’t the enthusiastic Medicare-for-all cheerleaders you might have expected Democrats to invite to such a highly anticipated hearing. Instead, they’ve largely expressed support for more measured ways of achieving universal health coverage – or have at least raised serious concerns about the difficulties of setting up and paying for a single-payer system.