House Hagglers Zero In On Single-Payer And It All Comes Down To Two Little Words

(By Shefali Luthra for Kaiser Health News)

A powerful congressional committee holds a hearing on single-payer health care.

It sounds like the perfect place for lawmakers looking to score easy political points and cut new sound bites for one of the nation’s biggest policy debates. Right?

Not if you’re talking about Wednesday’s hearing in the House Budget Committee. Members from both political parties questioned Congressional Budget Office officials in a quest for new ammunition in a health care fight that has already lit up the 2020 campaign trail.

Would single-payer severely weaken the economy, or drive doctors out of business? Would it result in better, more affordable care for all Americans, or even save lives?  Continue reading article here…

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