Medicare for All Legislation Has Thorny Issues

President Donald Trump has denounced Medicare for All as "socialism," and immigration and abortion are issues that energize Trump's political base .

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The “Medicare for All” legislation that’s become a clarion call for progressives has two little-noticed provisions that could make it even more politically perilous for 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. The legislation from White House hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders, along with a similar measure in the House, lifts curbs on government health insurance for people in the country illegally and revokes longstanding restrictions on taxpayer-funded abortions. Embracing the changes will give Democratic candidates…

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