Earlier this week, Senator Wyden (D-OR) laid out a marker on Medicaid for All:
Ron Wyden, who would be chairman of the Finance Committee w a Dem majority, says on m4a at axios event:
“My starting point when we’re in the majority” is “I’m going to support more Medicare-type choices.”
(ie not single payer)
— Peter Sullivan (@PeterSullivan4) November 13, 2019
This is important.
Significant institutional elements of the Democratic Party including the Speaker of the House, the Senator who would be the relevant committee chair in any scenario that could see M4A advance, and the marginal votes in any Senate that could plausibly advance M4A are all laying down major markers that they don’t want to go down this route. Instead incremental change and build-out of the ACA is the approach that they are on board with.
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