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Getting Back to Basics on Health Care

You can say one thing with certainty about health-care politics and the 2020 election: President Trump and Republicans still want to take away people’s health insurance. If they get their way, millions of Americans would lose coverage under the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid, and many more would be stuck with skimpier health insurance. That’s a stark fact U.S. voters should keep in mind as the coronavirus spreads across the country and threatens to shut down much of our economy. Democrats have fought against this in Congress, at the state level, and in the courts.

The contrast between the two parties couldn’t be clearer: Democrats want to make sure all Americans have health insurance, Republicans don’t.

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