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Single-payer healthcare is gaining steam - but there's a simple reason it won't happen anytime soon

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Andrew Burton/Getty Images Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday is set to introduce his Medicare-for-all bill, part of a burgeoning Democratic push for single-payer-style healthcare that has picked up several influential endorsements from potential 2020 presidential hopefuls.
For now, however, it's shaping up to be more of a talking point for the party than a reality.
Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, widely considered the most conservative Senate Democrat, said Tuesday that single-payer "should be explored," even while saying he was "skeptical" it would be the right choice in the end.
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Hillary Clinton has serious doubts about Bernie Sander's latest single-payer healthcare plan

Hillary Clinton has serious doubts about Bernie Sander's latest single-payer healthcare plan

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In a new sign of lingering tensions from the 2016 Democratic primary, Hillary Clinton dismissed Sen. Bernie Sanders' call for a single-payer healthcare system in an interview with Vox published Wednesday.
Vox's Ezra Klein asked Clinton , who defeated Sanders to become the Democratic nominee in 2016, what she though of the independent Vermont senator's Medicare-for-all plan , which he is set to release Wednesday.
"Well, I don't know what the particulars are," Clinton said. "As you might remember, during the campaign he introduced a single-payer bill every year he was in Congress - and when...
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