Supporters of healthcare reform may feel disheartened as President Trump and Republican lawmakers prepare to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with … well, something. They can’t even agree among themselves on what the U.S. healthcare system should look like.
But there’s reason for hope, albeit a long shot.
OK, a very long shot.
Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) has introduced a bill that would expand Medicare to “provide for comprehensive health insurance coverage for all United States residents.”
In other words, it would build on the successful single-payer insurance program that already covers more than 55 million people and bring the United States in...