Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s campaign Friday unveiled a transition phase that would lead up to her broader Medicare-for-all plan, with the goal of establishing less far-reaching changes before the country ultimately adopts a complete government-run health system.
The proposal, which would open the current Medicare program to all Americans, is designed in part to shield Warren from attacks that she would quickly take away private insurance from more than 150 million people if elected president.
Warren intends for the transition plan — which she had signaled she would release earlier this month — to pass Congress in her first 100 days as president via a budget procedure allowing it to be approved in the Senate by a simple majority.
“I’ll give every American over the age of 50 the choice to enter an improved Medicare program, and I’ll give every person in America the choice to get coverage through a true Medicare for all option,” wrote Warren in a Medium post outlining her plan.

So in the beginning, it looks a lot like what the “moderates” are proposing.

California and 23 other states sued the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday, asking a federal court to block the Trump administration from stripping the nation’s most populous state of its long-standing authority to set strict fuel-efficiency standards on cars and trucks within its borders.
“We’ve said it before, and we will say it again: California will not back down when it comes to protecting our people and our environment from preventable pollution,” the state’s attorney general, Xavier Becerra, said in a statement announcing the action. “No matter how many times the Trump administration attempts to sabotage our environmental progress, we will fight for clean air.”

The administration will soon propose a new regulation requiring all the nation’s schoolchildren to drink one quart of sweet crude per week in honor of America’s patriotic oil companies.