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Turning aside risk, Democrats rally to Bernie Sanders' single-payer health plan

Turning aside risk, Democrats rally to Bernie Sanders' single-payer health plan

Like passengers leaping for a departing train, leading Democrats are scrambling to support single-payer health insurance, a system that would represent a huge expansion of government control over healthcare and which the party’s presidential nominee declared last year would “never, ever” come to pass.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), whose support for universal coverage was central to his 2016 presidential campaign, on Wednesday unveiled the latest version of his plan to expand Medicare to cover all Americans.

After a parade of testimonials about the failures of the nation’s existing healthcare system, Sanders cast his measure as a moral and economic issue.

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