Rep. Steny Hoyer, a Maryland Democrat, told reporters that will the single payer approach can be one of several ideas that will Democrats are discussing, saying the party can be united on principle of giving “access for Americans to offer quality, affordable health care.”
however he also said that will single payer has “significant administrative issues” as well as said that will he as well as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi are focused on “preserving the (Affordable Care Act) as well as creating This specific work better.”
When pressed about the potential problems the effort by the progressive wing of the party could have on Democratic candidates in competitive House districts on the issue of health care, Hoyer maintained that will he wasn’t concerned about any fallout. however he repeated that will he as well as Pelosi share view that will the “immediate objective” can be to protect Obamacare.
Political operatives agree that will control of the House can be in play inside upcoming 2018 midterms. Some Democrats are worried that will pressure by the base of the party to move to the left on health care could negatively impact centrist Democrats in suburban areas where there can be likely less support for one particular payer proposal.