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‘Single-Payer’ May Be The Buzzword Du Jour, But Democrats Are Being Warned Not To Utter It On The Trail

The issue is divisive within the party and also leaves progressive Democrats open for attack from Republicans claiming the candidates are supporting socialized medicine. Democrats are trying to hone their message to signal support for more universal health care while also avoiding the contentious phrase. Meanwhile, health care is found to be top of mind for voters as the midterm elections creep closer.

Trump Signs Sweeping VA Overhaul That Expands Private Care Options Into Law

The VA Mission Act, which Congress passed with bipartisan support before Memorial Day, was designed to overhaul the way veterans get private-sector care, close or consolidate underused facilities and provide new incentives to hire doctors, among other changes. Lawmakers are still trying to pay for the legislation, but President Donald Trump is opposed to their plan to fund the changes.

California Voters To Be Faced With Stark Ideological Choice Come The General Election

The race for California governor was narrowed down to Democrat Gavin Newsom and Republican John Cox. The outcome of the race could both shape the fate of the Affordable Care Act in the state and influence whether Republicans in Washington take another shot at dismantling the landmark law. “For the Affordable Care Act, California is a bellwether state,” said David Blumenthal, president of the Commonwealth Fund.