Democrats won back the House majority in the 2018 midterms, picking up 40 seats and beating Republicans by a total of 8.6 million votes nationwide, our largest margin since the 1974 post-Watergate midterms. Why? Health Care. By a nearly two-to-one margin, voters leaving the polls said that health care was their most important issue. And voters in three states voted for Medicaid expansion — Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah!

Back in 2014, only 36 percent of Americans had a favorable opinion of Obamacare. In 2018, a sizeable plurality supported it.

What happened in between? 2016. That’s when the Republicans accidentally won control of the entire federal government. After seven years of promising to repeal and replace Obamacare, Republicans would have to show what they’d come up with. …

I was asked by the Minneapolis Star Tribune about Paul Wellstone’s influence on the 2020 presidential election. I wanted to share more about my friend Paul with all of you.

We all remember Paul for his authenticity, his passion, and his political courage. …

Several Senate Republicans have emphatically told the people of their states that they favor keeping protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Now they have a chance to prove it.

Chad Readler, President Trump’s nominee to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, wrote the brief for the Trump Administration arguing that the Affordable Care Act, including the provision that protects Americans with pre-conditions, is unconstitutional. …

Al Franken

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