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Healthy America, a big new plan to combine Medicaid and Obamacare, explained

The Urban Institute, a major left-of-center policymaking outfit, has released an expansive and ambitious new plan to expand health insurance coverage: the Healthy America program.

This isn’t quite Medicare-for-all, but that’s part of the selling point. The idea is to not totally disrupt the existing system, especially the employer-based coverage that covers half of Americans. I would think of this more as a superduper-charged Affordable Care Act, at least for starters.

Here are the bones of the proposal: