Senator’s ‘sham’ amendment puts zero Democrats on record as voting for single-payer health care

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A straight repeal of Obamacare failed in the Senate by a vote of 45-55 Wednesday after seven Republicans joined Democrats in opposing it, leading to talk of something they’re calling a “skinny repeal.” Things were supposed to be different when voters gave Republicans the House, Senate, and White House, but at least the disappointment can be spread around a little bit.Sen. Steve Daines, a Republican from Montana, decided it was time to put Democrats on record as far as their support of a single-payer system.

Bernie Sanders dismissed the proposed amendment “to provide for comprehensive health insurance coverage for all United States residents, improved health care delivery, and for other purposes” as a “sham.”

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