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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #18)

Tue Feb 2, 2016, 08:57 PM

20. I tried to find a non partisan article for you -

(Reposted after I checked to see if others linked to TPM)

Since I support Bernie.

Here you go

On one hand, he sat on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (or HELP) Committee -- one of the two committees charged with pulling together the legislation. And he championed not-insignificant provisions like expanded funding for community health centers and providing an option for states to experiment with their own systems.

On the other hand, his relentless push for the single-payer model made passing the bill more complicated
, some staffers working on the legislation at the time told TPM, and to say he was behind the core elements -- the exchanges, mandates, and the Medicaid expansion --- would be an exaggeration.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/sanders-role-in-the-affordable-care-act

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