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The Health 202: Single-payer health care gets a second Captiol Hill hearing today.
Washington Post

Medicare-for-all is poised for another big day on Capitol Hill, as the House Budget Committee convenes this morning to examine the intricacies and challenges of any U.S. transition to a unified health-care system run by the government.

As in a similar House Rules Committee hearing last month, there will be plenty of back-and-forth between Democrats and Republicans over whether a single-payer system would be a good idea at all. The GOP members, who have been chomping at the bit to put Democrats on the spot over Medicare-for-all, will charge that such a system would hurt access to care, worsen the care itself and cost the government way too much money to administer.