Elizabeth Warren releases plan pledging to begin Medicare for All transition within first 100 days in office

Business Insider | 11/15/2019 | Joseph Zeballos-Roig
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren released a plan on Friday to start transitioning the United States towards a universal healthcare system in her first 100 days in office — and eventually steer the nation onto "Medicare for All" by the end of her first term as president.

The first step would begin within her first 100 days in the White House, as she pledged to pass legislation creating a government-run insurance plan offering free coverage to all children under 18 and Americans earning less than double the federal poverty rate, or $50,000 for a family of four.

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Under the proposal, Warren would also maintain the private health insurance system until her third year in office, when she would attempt to pass another bill fully transitioning the US onto a universal healthcare system.

Any legislation to substantially reform American healthcare would likely face an uphill battle and invite a partisan brawl in Congress.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren released a plan on Friday to start transitioning the United States towards a universal healthcare system in her first 100 days in office. Her aim is to eventually steer the nation onto "Medicare for All" by the end of her first term as president.

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Warren outlined her plan into two phases, the first of which would begin during her first 100 days in the White House. She pledged to pass legislation creating a government-run insurance plan offering free coverage to all children under 18, as well as Americans earning less than double the federal poverty rate — or $50,000 for a family of four.

The option would also be available to any American who wanted to buy into it — a feature similar to a public option that's been proposed by her moderate rivals such as former Vice President Joe Biden and South Bend Mayor Pete...
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