Democrats may consider more moderate alternative to 'Medicare-for-All' in 2019 

Next year House Democrats will likely take up a bill for a more moderate alternative to "Medicare-for-All" called "Medicare Buy-in," according to The Hill

The bill allows people ages 50 to 64 to buy a Medicare plan on the exchanges or as an option through their employers, similar to a plan promoted by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail in 2016. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Brian Higgins, D-N.Y., who brokered a deal to support House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., as speaker if she would ensure the Medicare Buy-in would be a priority in 2019, according to the report. 

The bill does have Democrats split. Some believe it would be easier and less expensive to implement than Medicare-for-All, potentially serving as a step in the right direction toward single payer care. However, others say it doesn't go nearly far enough, according to the report.

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