Medicare-for-All, Single-Payer, Obamacare: Differences?

In the Democratic presidential race, "Medicare for All" is one of the most talked-about ideas for overhauling and revamping the nation's health care system. The phrase is cheered on the campaign trail — even by some Republicans — and promoted by a host of presidential hopefuls.

Despite its prominence in campaign literature, the truth is that the phrase is wielded vaguely; indeed, what precisely "Medicare for All" means varies among the Democratic candidates who claim to support it — and the  candidates' muddled rhetoric on plans to reach universal health coverage has revealed a stark policy divide among the nearly two dozen Democrats vying to take on President Donald Trump in 2020.

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