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Democratic governors steer party to the left for universal health care

Posted On: Jan 13, 2019   |   Posted By: Politico

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants California to be the first state to offer Medicaid to undocumented adults. Gov. Jared Polis wants Colorado to pioneer a multi-state single-payer system. And in Minnesota, Gov. Tim Walz wants residents to be able to buy into Medicaid. These radical moves by newly elected liberal governors reveal a new movement among Democrats on health care in advance of the 2020 presidential campaign to see just how far the party will go in pushing universal health care. The moves are inspired by the Trump administration's attacks on Obamacare, the legal threats to the law arising from a court case brought by conservative-led states and the shortcomings of the health law itself. “It's time to be bold, folks," Polis said during his first state of the state address. "It's time for us to build a health care system that makes sense, where market forces produce savings instead of extra costs, where no one has to choose between losing their home and losing their life." New Mexico legislators plan to...

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