ObamaCare architect supports single-payer system

ObamaCare architect supports single-payer system
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Former Sen. Max BaucusMax Sieben BaucusJudge boots Green Party from Montana ballot in boost to Tester Clients’ Cohen ties become PR liability Green Party puts Dem seat at risk in Montana MORE, one of the chief architects of ObamaCare, says the U.S. should consider a single-payer health-care system. 

"My personal view is we've got to start looking at single-payer," the Montanan Democrat said Thursday, according to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle

"I think we should have hearings. ... We're getting there. It's going to happen." 

Baucus, who announced his retirement in 2013, wrote large parts of the Affordable Care Act in his role as the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. 

Baucus was also heavily criticized during ObamaCare debate for not seriously considering a single-payer system because he didn't think it could pass Congress. 

Meanwhile, Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersShowtime says Sacha Baron Cohen did not dress as 'disabled veteran' 2020 Dems slam Trump over Putin presser Ocasio-Cortez floating progressive sub-caucus MORE (I-Vt.) will introduce a "Medicare for All" bill Wednesday. 

Sanders has acknowledged that the bill won't pass a Republican controlled Congress, but said the point of introducing it is to start a conversation. 

The bill has picked up support from Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi Harris2020 Dems slam Trump over Putin presser McConnell: I won't be intimidated by protesters Booker seizes on Kavanaugh confirmation fight MORE (D-Calif.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann Warren2020 Dems slam Trump over Putin presser Senate Dems rip Trump after Putin news conference Sanders: Trump should confront Putin over Mueller probe indictments MORE (D-Mass.), both considered potential presidential candidates in 2020.