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November 12, 2013 5:26 PM Could Single-Payer Provide 2016 Buzz?

By Ed Kilgore

In the midst of a meandering but reasonably interesting take on the whole invisible primary boom for Elizabeth Warren, conservative Ross Douthat says something worth remembering:

[I]f I were tasked with planning an anti-Hillary insurgency right now, I’d be thinking a lot more about how to pitch Medicare For All than about the exact details of my plan to blow up Wall Street.

Yes, there’s a lot of built-up progressive angst over the relationship of the extended Clinton family with the financial sector. But by, say, late 2014, figuring out how to take the next step—or retrace the last step—in health care reform could be a much brighter line.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


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