WASHINGTON (AP) – Many Democratic presidential candidates and lawmakers are rallying behind “Medicare for All” proposals to expand government-provided health care. Republicans preparing for next year’s congressional races also like the idea, but for different reasons.
GOP strategists say they’ll use Medicare for All to accuse Democrats of trying to eliminate job-provided coverage and make doctors’ office visits resemble trips to the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Some Democrats worry this will hurt congressional candidates in suburban districts, where moderate voters don’t want abrupt health care changes. Those districts were crucial for Democrats as they captured House control last fall.
After Republicans unsuccessfully tried repealing “Obamacare,” Democrats spent the 2018 campaign accusing them of seeking to end coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.
Now Republicans could play offense on the health care issue.
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