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  •  There have never been more than five or six votes (2+ / 0-)
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    LABobsterofAnaheim, Leftleaner

    for single payer in the Senate. (That video is from years ago. Obama may have been a bit naive about D.C. politics way back then.)

    Which could be a major reason why Obama didn't pursue it. He wanted actually to pass something. Notice how hard it was to do even that, much less single payer, even with the public strongly supporting Medicare for All.

    And note that the bill specifically says that the states can pass single payer if they want it. If Obama were owned by the insurance companies, that clause wouldn't be there.

    The only way to get single payer here is to do it the way they did it in Canada: provence by provence, state by state.

    Vermont has started. California will get it done too. Someday.

    I would like to personally stomp on the barefoot toes of those four abstainers. With heels.

    Enjoy the San Diego Zoo's panda cam!

    by Fonsia on Tue Jan 31, 2012 at 01:45:50 PM PST

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