Now that Obamacare repeal is dead for the foreseeable future thanks to John McCain, the full court press to expand on the existing system has begun with Bernie Sanders saying Sunday that he will “absolutely” introduce legislation on single-payer healthcare.
“Of course we are, we’re tweaking the final points of the bill and we’re figuring out how we can mount a national campaign to bring people together,” Sanders said on CNN’s State of the Union.
Sanders. who if it weren't for the DNC's collusion with Hillary Clinton would likely have been the Democratic party's presidential candidate and perhaps current president of the US - a truth which the public must urgently forget and thus the daily barrage of "Russian collusion" headlines - promised to introduce a “Medicare for All” proposal once the debate over repealing ObamaCare ended. He is one of several progressive lawmakers who back the healthcare model that has divided Democratic lawmakers.
It’s unclear exactly when he will introduce the legislation, or who will support it. The Senate has two weeks remaining in sessions.
According to The Hill, Sen. Steve Daines, a Montana Republican, attached an amendment to one version of the ObamaCare repeal bill Wednesday that would have created a single-payer healthcare system. Daines, unlike Sanders, does not support a single-payer system but used the model as a political maneuver. Sanders’s spokesman slammed the amendment as a “sham” at the time and said Sanders and other Democrats would refuse to vote on the measure.