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Former President Barack Obama spoke about Democrats’ ideas like “Medicare For All.” Meanwhile, Republicans are using the plan to attack their opponents, saying it will jeopardize Medicare’s current beneficiaries.
Experts say that because Republicans control Congress there is not a legitimate reason for the Congressional Budget Office to put time into analyzing the idea.
“San Francisco is the only universal healthcare plan for all undocumented residents in America. Very proud of that,” gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom said of his efforts while mayor of San Francisco. “And we proved it can be done without bankrupting the city.”
The Associated Press fact checks Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) spin on the report that analyzed the cost of the senator’s “Medicare For All” plan, which is gaining steam in the progressive wing of the Democratic Party.
Although the Democratic party is split on whether to champion a progressive idea that could make candidates vulnerable to attack from Republicans, many on the trail are being vocal about their support for “Medicare for All.”
Democrat Gavin Newsom has a large financial advantage over his opponent John Cox, but Cox has been receiving larger donations since he place second in the June 5 primary.
Opportunities for John Cox to pick up support over Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom before the November election also appear to be limited, with just 9 percent of likely voters saying they were undecided.
Though even Gavin Newsom, who has made single-payer a talking point for his campaign, has begun to temper expectations, he says he still sees universal health care as the ultimate goal.
One of the health care measures being voted upon was the funding for a new study group to look at single payer health care.
If it ends with them saving money, the younger consumers were happy to let insurers trawl through their digital data. As the ages went up, people were less inclined to be alright with the tactic.