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AOC admits Medicare for All may not be a realistic goal even if Bernie Sanders becomes president

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'A president can't wave a magic wand'

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), one of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' most high-profile supporters, admitted in a HuffPost interview that while Sanders wants Medicare for All, his supporters should realize how unlikely it is that such legislation could actually get through Congress.

In a move to lower expectations before Sanders has even earned the Democratic presidential nomination, Ocasio-Cortez reminded people that even her own party is not fully behind single-payer health care, so a Sanders administration may not be able to deliver on one of its signature campaign issues.

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