Skip to comments.Pelosi: 'Medicare for All' should be 'evaluated' if Dems win House
Posted on 06/08/2018 6:47:41 AM PDT by Red Badger
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) said Thursday that "Medicare for All" proposals should be evaluated if Democrats win back the House this year, adding its all on the table."
Pelosi has long backed a public option for health insurance, but has not supported going further as many Democrats want and setting up government-run, universal health insurance.
The Democratic leader did not explicitly endorse the idea of Medicare for All during a press conference Wednesday, but she also did not rule out the proposal.
I've always been for a public option so I'm always eager to talk about that," Pelosi said when asked if Democrats would advance a public option or Medicare for All legislation if they win the House.
Some of the other issues that have been proposed have to be evaluated in terms of the access that they give, the affordability of it and how we would pay for it, but again it's all on the table, she added.
Last year, Pelosi pushed back on the idea of Medicare for All, saying, the comfort level with a broader base of the American people is not there yet.
Medicare for All has been gaining traction among Democrats in recent years. The idea, championed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), is now favored by many potential 2020 Democratic presidential contenders.
Many Democratic House candidates in battleground districts support the idea as well, which Republicans think will be a liability for them.
When they come to Congress, any of those subjects can be on the table, Pelosi said.
She defended the current Affordable Care Act as well.
We believe in the Affordable Care Act, that it has the structure to take us forward in many different ways, she said.
NO NEW MEDICARE ACCOUNTS ACCEPTED........................
When you’re stealing ideas from Bernie Sanders you’re truly intellectually bankrupt.
They’re trying to drive the system into the ground aren’t they?
Striking to see Pelosi campaigning so effectively for the GOP.....
Medicare requires paying premiums over many years
I think they mean “ welfare” not “Medicare”
Are they not referring to this scheme as single-payer anymore?
non-starter, the Dems have no message but socialism.
Yep. Then comes ‘Single Payer’..........the TAXPAYER..............
And a cannoli on Tuesday...with a large coke.
They'll probably rename it The affordable Health Care Act - just don't pay attention to the 40% annual rate hikes and the $5,000 annual deductible.
They couch their intentions in obtuse language. By calling it ‘Medicare’, a term everybody is familiar with, they hide the true meaning of their intentions..................
Right. And it’s headed for insolvency.
Nancy is truly the gift that keeps giving. The same week the story hit that Medicare is racing toward insolvency she proposes expanding it for everyone pure genius.
Yes. Changing the language makes it sound like something new and exciting, doesnt it?
...its all on the table...
Nasty Pelosi has nothing on the table. It’s all in her lunatic liberal mind.
Going full commie. Its all they have
“Last year, Pelosi pushed back on the idea of Medicare for All, saying, the comfort level with a broader base of the American people is not there yet.
Yet the frickin bimbo continues to assert that she and her ilk know far better than the American people who would be forced to live under her rules and WANT NONE OF IT.
...Are they not referring to this scheme as single-payer anymore?...
Things like this always worked in the past.
They still think the American people are stupid.
Just like dropping “gun control” for “gun safety.”
They have a long range outlook.
They want America to be Venezuela...............
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