Well remem­bered for urg­ing the House to “pass the bill so we can see what’s in it,” House Speak­er Nan­cy Pelosi has urged cau­tion on Medicare for All, believ­ing that the Afford­able Care Act is still the best path to ‘qual­i­ty, afford­able care’  She clar­i­fied in an inter­view that Medicare for All, for most peo­ple, sim­ply means “cov­er­age for all” which then does not neces­si­tate using a sin­gle pay­er sys­tem as advo­cat­ed by Bernie Sanders.

Pres­i­dent Trump, mean­while, got sup­port to drop the ACA when a Dis­trict Court judge in North­ern Texas said that ACA was uncon­sti­tu­tion­al.  There is an appeal filed from a group of Attor­neys Gen­er­al protest­ing this move.  The admin­is­tra­tion con­tin­ues to side with the court, with the Jus­tice Depart­ment writ­ing it had “deter­mined that the dis­trict court’s judg­ment should be affirmed” and will file a brief. This in spite of the oppo­si­tion of HHS Sec­re­tary Alex Azar and Attor­ney Gen­er­al William Barr.