Elizabeth Warren’s single payer/Medicare for All idea is DOA in Congress….
Most of Warren’s fellow Democrats are NOT gonna go along with something that she and Senator Sanders want that would involve TRILLIONS in taxes to implement….
House Speaker Democrat Nancy Pelosi isn’t gonna support it either…
The majority of Democrat lawmakers in both houses of Congress are looking to support Obamacare and do fixes to it instead of trying to re-invent a whole new YUGE government run healthcare program …
Senate Democrats are distancing themselves from Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) “Medicare for All” plan, casting doubt on whether it could pass even if she does win the presidency.
Warren rolled out her proposal for Medicare for All last week, instantly fanning the flames of a raging debate among the Democratic presidential contenders over the idea.
But even if Warren wins the presidency and Democrats take back the Senate next year, her proposal would still face long odds of actually being enacted given objections among many senators of her own party.
Some Democratic senators on Tuesday said flatly that they would not vote for Warren’s plan if she were president in 2021.
“No, I wouldn’t; I’ve said consistently that I am not for Medicare for All,” said Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.), who faces a tough reelection race next year. A victory by Jones would greatly help Democrats reach a Senate majority.
Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) said “not as I understand it” when asked if he would vote for Warren’s plan.
The proposed elimination of private insurance and its trillions of dollars in tax hikes are prime reasons Democrats cite for rejecting her approach.
Many Democratic senators said they prefer an optional government-run insurance plan, known as a public option, more along the lines of what former Vice President Joe Biden and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigiegare proposing.
“I’m not about to take away private insurance from the union members who have worked so hard to negotiate for it,” Menendez said.
The Medicare for All legislation sponsored by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a progressive rival to Warren for the Democratic presidential nomination, has support from some Democratic senators, but most are not backing it. The bill has 14 Democratic co-sponsors in addition to Sanders, out of 47 members of the Senate Democratic Conference….