Speaker Pelosi Backs Hearings On Medicare For All

Politico reports:

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) supports holding hearings on Medicare for all, her spokesman said Thursday, marking a major step forward for supporters of a single-payer health system. Some Democrats have been talking about holding hearings on the issue, but Pelosi’s backing is seen as a boost for those efforts.

Pelosi had said last year only that Medicare for all would “have to be evaluated” and is “on the table.” Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), the main sponsor of Medicare for all in the House, said Thursday that hearings would likely start in the Rules and Budget Committees.