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Sanders Withdraws Single-Payer Amendment

Guess that historic first vote on single-payer health coverage won’t happen this year after all. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today withdrew his

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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Dec 16, 2009

Guess that historic first vote on single-payer health coverage won’t happen this year after all.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today withdrew his Medicare-for-all amendment after Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) launched a procedural move forcing a Senate clerk to read the entire 767-page text. The Hill has the rest:

“The day will come, although I recognize it’s not today, when the U.S. Congress will have to vote to stand up to … all those who profit every single year off of human sickness,” Sanders said. “That day will come.” [...]

Senate aides estimated that the bill reading would have taken eight to 10 hours, which would have sidelined the healthcare debate as Democratic leaders are attempting to pass the overhaul by Christmas.

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