Wednesday, Aug 14 2019 UPDATED 9:49 AM full issue These businesses worry that the Medicare for All approach, which is a hot topic on the Democratic presidential primary campaign trail, would increase the nation’s health care costs and undermine quality, according to a new survey. This news comes as a chorus of industry voices works to tamp down on enthusiasm surrounding these plans. But there are also activists on the other side of the issue, and the question of why the U.S. doesn’t have universal health care is not going away. CQ: Large Employers Question ‘Medicare For All’ Plans, Survey Shows California Healthline: Going Down Fighting: Dying Activist Champions ‘Medicare For All’ The New York Times: Why Doesn’t America Have Universal Health Care? One Word: Race Presidential hopeful Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is talking about abortion limits – The Associated Press: Gillibrand To Visit St. Louis To Decry State Abortion Limits The Washington Post: Abortion Support Remains Steady Despite Growing Partisan Divide, Survey Finds On Capitol Hill, lawmakers continue to wrestle with another topic that presidential candidates talk about: drug pricing – POLITICO Pro: Lawmakers Reopen Generic Pricing Probe After States’ Lawsuit Reveals Coordinated Efforts This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.