Rep. John Yarmuth (D., Ky.), chair of the House Budget Committee, asked the Congressional Budget Office for a “Medicare for all” to-do list that outlines logistical and financial trade-offs Democrats should consider as they develop singly-payer health care bills.
Fact checkers at PolitiFact and the Washington Post deemed a claim from newly elected congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez about Pentagon accounting errors worthy of a “False” rating and of “Four Pinocchios” respectively.
Gil Cisneros, a Democrat running for Congress in the traditionally conservative enclave of California’s Orange County, is backing off his support for single-payer style healthcare reforms in the general election after supporting them during the primary race.
Harley Rouda, the Democratic candidate challenging Republican representative Dana Rohrabacher in California’s toss-up 48th congressional district, signaled support earlier this year for expanding Medicaid to undocumented immigrants but now denies ever making that statement.
U.K.-based activists aligned with the Labour Party are lobbying House minority leader Nancy Pelosi to support nationwide, single-payer health care across the United States.