Democratic leaders will not back Bernie's single payer healthcare plan.
From The Hill:
Democratic support for a single-payer health-care system has grown by bounds this year, attracting more lawmaker endorsements than any time in the past. But one group is conspicuously not on board: party leaders.
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday previewed the much-anticipated release of Sen. Bernie Sanders's (I-Vt.) "Medicare for all" bill by taking the notable step of refusing to throw their weight behind it.
"Right now I'm protecting the Affordable Care Act," Pelosi told a group of female reporters in the Capitol.
"Democrats believe that health care is a right for all, and there are many different bills out there," Schumer echoed a few hours later.
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