Liberals' Dream of Single-Payer Health System Dies

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  1. Revmitchell

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    WASHINGTON -- The liberals' longtime dream of a government-run health care system for all died Wednesday in the Senate, but Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont vowed it will return when the realization dawns that private insurance companies "are no longer needed."

    The proposal's demise came as Senate Democratic leaders and the White House sought agreement with Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., to become the 60th supporter of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul -- the number needed to overcome a Republican filibuster.

    Nelson has met three times in the past nine days with Obama. While he is seeking stricter curbs on abortions in the insurance system the bill would establish, he also has raised issues in his home state that are unrelated to the health care legislation, according to an official with close ties to the senator. The official spoke on grounds of anonymity to discuss private conversations.

    Sanders, an independent and socialist, said his approach is the only one "which eliminates the hundreds of billions of dollars in waste, administrative costs, bureaucracy and profiteering that is engendered by the private insurance companies." His remarks drew handshakes and even a hug or two from Democrats who had filed into the Senate to hear him.

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    Confirming once again it's not about "competition", it's about destroying the current system entirely and putting 500,000 health insurance workers out of work by putting their employers completely out of business.

    Liars.
     
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    Vermonters must have had their brains frozen...how can anyone be stupid enough to vote for a moonbat like Bernie Boy?
     
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    I don't think it's dead at all. I believe that if the Dems have their way, we will see Single-Payer by 2050.
     

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