“Should Democrats win control of Washington and fail to pass a single-payer plan, Democrats risk disappointing loyalists as Republicans did in breaking a seven-year promise to repeal the 2010 law.”


A growing number of Democrats have endorsed a single-payer health bill to be proposed Wednesday by Sen. Bernie Sanders, embracing a bigger government role in health care after years of opposing that approach.

Supporters of Mr. Sanders’s bill include several Democratic senators considering a bid for the Oval Office in 2020: Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kamala Harris of California, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.    . . .

While more Democrats are signing onto the approach, neither of Congress’s Democratic leaders, Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York nor Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, have signed onto Mr. Sanders’s bill.

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