With Support Surging, Progressives Push Pelosi on Single-Payer
Seizing upon the now record high support for a Medicare-for-all bill, advocates for such a system are pushing House Minority Leader Nancy Peolosi (D-Calif.) to throw her weight behind the legislation.The Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act, HR676, reintroduced in January by Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) this week claimed for the first time support from more than half of the Democratic caucus, reaching 104 co-sponsors in Congress.
Pelosi is not among them.
Instead, she appears on a list of 89 House Democrats not supporting Conyers’ legislation. Justice Democrats, an advocacy group calling for an overhaul of the Democratic Party, …