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The Intercept: Pelosi Aide Told Health Insurance Reps Dems Will Oppose Single Payer

HeadlineFeb 06, 2019
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The Intercept is reporting that a top aide to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told health insurance executives from Blue Cross Blue Shield that Democratic leadership had major objections to Medicare for all and would continue to try to block single-payer healthcare. In a December presentation, Pelosi adviser Wendell Primus said that strengthening the Affordable Care Act and lowering drug prices were instead the priorities for the party. Polls have found that a majority of Americans support the idea of Medicare for all. Many high-profile Democratic lawmakers have also come out in favor of single-payer healthcare, including 2020 presidential hopefuls Senators Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand and Elizabeth Warren, and Congressmember Tulsi Gabbard.

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