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Pelosi Willing to Explore Medicare for All If Dems Take House

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By    |   Thursday, 07 June 2018 03:23 PM

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that Medicare for All proposals will be on the table if Democrats take back control of the House in November.

During her weekly Capitol Hill press briefing, Pelosi was asked about the possibility of having public healthcare for all Americans.

"I've always been for a public option, so I'm always eager to talk about that, and some of the other issues that have been proposed have to be evaluated in terms of the access that they give, the affordability of it, and how we would pay for it," Pelosi said. "It's all on the table."

The 78-year-old Pelosi noted the Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law by former President Barack Obama in 2010, has built-in flexibility.

"We believe in the Affordable Care Act, that it has the structure to take us forward in many different ways," she said. "It was about expanding access, quality, affordable healthcare to many more Americans, over 20 million. But it was also about improving the benefits and lowering the cost for 125 million families that already had access to healthcare."

Democrats need a net gain of at least 24 seats in the November midterm elections. The Senate is much tighter, with Republicans holding a two-seat majority.

Republicans tried and failed multiple times last year to repeal and replace Obamacare.

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Medicare for All proposals will be on the table if Democrats take back control of the House in November, according to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Thursday.
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