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Pelosi declines to endorse Sanders single-payer bill

Pelosi declines to endorse Sanders single-payer bill
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) declined to back Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersHannity snaps back at 'Crybaby' Todd: 'Only conservatives have to disclose relationships?' Chuck Todd lashes out at Fox, defends wife in radio interview Trump pressed Sessions to fire FBI agents who sent anti-Trump texts: report MORE's (I-Vt.) forthcoming "Medicare for all" legislation Tuesday, saying she's instead focused on protecting ObamaCare.

"Right now, I’m protecting the Affordable Care Act," Pelosi told reporters Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles Times.
 
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"None of these other things, whether it’s Bernie’s [bill], can really prevail unless we have the Affordable Care Act protected."
 
 
Pelosi has made similar comments in the past, saying she supports the idea in concept, but the comfort level with the broader base of the American people is not yet there. 
 
Pelosi also said Tuesday she doesn't think support for a single-payer health-care system is a litmus test for Democrats.  

“I don’t think it’s a litmus test,” she said. 

“I think to support the idea that it captures is that we want to have as many people as possible, everybody, covered, and I think that’s something that we all embrace.”