NYT: How Elizabeth Warren Got to ‘Yes’ on Medicare for All

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/17/us/politics/elizabeth-warren-medicare-for-all.html

«What few people knew [Buttegieg attack at the last debate] then was that Ms. Warren and her Boston-based team had been privately crunching numbers since at least late August, working with the internal imperative to craft a package without hiking middle-class taxes, according to interviews with people directly involved in the process.


The onslaught at the debate accelerated the timeline. One academic described working so hard with Warren officials in late October that he was distracted from his teaching duties; another said she made final edits on a letter endorsing Ms. Warren’s math in her car at her child’s school during a Halloween parade.


“Syria is easier compared to this,” said one Warren adviser, granted anonymity to speak about the process of crafting a plan.»

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