Medicare for all was a major policy during the congressional campaign of 2018. We can expect that this issue will be even more energetically contested in the 2020 elections as both supporters and opponents begin gearing up now for what is likely to be more of the top 3 issues in 2020.
Now that the midterms are finally over, the battle against “Medicare for All” that has been quietly waged throughout the year is poised to take center stage.
Internal strategy documents obtained by The Intercept and Documented reveal the strategy that private health care interests plan to use to influence Democratic Party messaging and stymie the momentum toward achieving universal health care coverage.
At least 48 incoming freshman lawmakers campaigned on enacting “Medicare for All” or similar efforts to expand access to Medicare. And over the last year, 123 incumbent House Democrats co-sponsored “Medicare for All” legislation — double the number who supported the same bill during the previous legislative session.
– The Intercept