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The House Medicare for All Caucus could count some new members when the 116th Congress convenes in January, although progressive candidates on the whole had a less than stellar performance on Election Day Tuesday.
Democratic Rep.-elects Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Deb Haaland of New Mexico and more winning progressive candidates campaigned on “Medicare for all.”
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The idea came to national attention because of Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who introduced a Medicare-for-all bill in Congress in September 2017, but there’s still no hard and fast definition of Medicare for all. Candidates like Ocasio Cortez and Haaland touted iterations of the proposed single-payer system that caused many critics to question how it would be funded.
Other Democratic Medicare-for-all candidates who won their elections Tuesday night and could jump on board the Medicare for All Caucus include:
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But Medicare for all and a progressive candidacy did not prove to be a winning formula for many Democrats Tuesday night. Democratic congressional candidates Katie Porter of California, Kara Eastman of...
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