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Bernie and Amy did a great job tonight.

I thought both of their arguments were substantive and provided a counterpoint to Graham and Cassidy's evasiveness on key issues. When the Republicans resort to fear tactics (Socialism omg!!!) you know you've won. Kudos to both Senators.

EDIT: Grammar

Link to Full Text of Bernie's Medicare-for-All bill

[link:https://www.sanders.senate.gov/download/medicare-for-all-act?id=6CA2351C-6EAE-4A11-BBE4-CE07984813C8&download=1&inline=file|

Too long to copy and paste, never mind the formatting. Enjoy.

Max Baucus, Architect of the ACA, backs Medicare for All

[link:https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/sanders-steps-push-single-payer-health-care-old-foe-switches-n799911|

WASHINGTON In the summer of 2009, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. was asked if Max Baucus, the Democratic chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee who was taking the lead on health care reform at the time, was open to his ideas.

"To a single-payer idea? No. Not in a million years," Sanders replied to a C-SPAN interviewer.

It turns out the wait was much shorter.

"I just think the time has come," Baucus told NBC News Friday, after stunning healthcare observers earlier in the day by seemingly coming around on single-payer at a public forum. "Back in '09, we were not ready to address it. It would never have passed. Here we are nine years later, I think it's time to hopefully have a very serious good faith look at it."

Baucus' evolution reflects how quickly the once-fringe idea of government-funded health care is gaining traction inside the Democratic party.


A majority of Dems support Medicare for All in the House of Reps, and Senators are starting to publicly support it. The tide is turning for Single Payer. Finally.
Posted by HerbChestnut | Sat Sep 9, 2017, 01:21 PM (1 replies)
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