Dem lawmakers call for single-payer healthcare
A group of House Democrats called Wednesday for a single-payer, “Medicare for All” healthcare insurance system amid Republicans’ ObamaCare repeal push.
The roughly half a dozen Democrats were led by Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.), the longest-serving member of the House, who has for years sponsored legislation to create a single-payer healthcare system that would see the government provide health insurance for everyone.
The lawmakers attacked Republican efforts to repeal ObamaCare, but argued that the country also needs to go further than the current health law.
“We can fight fiercely to protect the Affordable Care Act and also look a …