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Pete Buttigieg on the issues, in under 500 words

Pete Buttigieg.
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If elected, Pete Buttigieg (boot-a-judge, often referred to as “Mayor Pete”), the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, would be the youngest U.S. president ever. He also would be the first openly gay president in the nation's history.

How your health care would change under "Medicare for All"

Illustrated collage of Bernie Sanders with red crosses.
Illustration: Lazaro Gamio/Axios

Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for All" push has upended Democratic politics almost as thoroughly as it would upend the health care system.

Why it matters: The coverage most of us are used to — private insurance through the workplace — would change or even disappear under Medicare for All. The only question Democrats are really debating is how far to go, and how quickly.