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Dems try to shift health care debate : 'Medicare for All' the long-term goal that many seek

Jan 02, 2019 - Chicago Tribune

A clamor to create "Medicare for All" has exploded on the left. Democratic presidential hopefuls are racing to co-sponsor legislation, rising stars in the party are embracing it, and national polls show Americans warming to the concept.

But even the idea's most fervent backers acknowledge that the goal is far off in the distance, beyond the next year or even the 2020 election.

Their aim for now is to shift the health care debate.

By making single-payer health care -- a model un...