Democrats Reject Gop Unmarried-Payer Change

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, bashed “single-payer” insurance on the Senate floor ahead of the vote on Daines’ amendment Thursday.
Washington (CNN) Senate Republicans tried to troll their Democratic colleagues into revealing an intra-party rift and casting potentially politically damaging votes for single-payer health insurance on Thursday.
In a purely political move, Montana Republican Sen. Steve Daines offered an amendment to the GOP’s Obamacare repeal bill Thursday that mirrored, word-for-word, the single-payer insurance program that Rep. John Conyers, D-Michigan, has proposed.
“The idea, however, does have support among leading Democrats, including Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Gillibrand, both potential 2020 presidential candidates.
“The process by which the Senate is considering changes to our nation’s health care plan is a sham, and Senate Democrats are right not to take part in it,” he said in a statement.

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