Sanders won’t vote for Republican ‘single-payer’ amendment


Sanders won’t vote for Republican ‘single-payer’ amendment

Sen. Bernie Sanders, together with Democratic senators, including Elizabeth Warren (right), speaks to supporters outside the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, after the Senate voted to start debating Republican legislation to tear down much of the Obama health-care law. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press)A spokesman for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Wednesday night that he and other members of the Democratic caucus would reject an amendment to the Republican health-care bill designed to smoke out support for single-payer health care. The amendment proposed by Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), said a Sanders spokesman, was a “sham” that could be ignored.
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