ObamaCare architect supports single-payer system

ObamaCare architect supports single-payer system
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Former Sen. Max BaucusMax Sieben BaucusBernie Sanders flexes power on single-payer ObamaCare architect supports single-payer system Trump has yet to travel west as president 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." 

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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) SandersOvernight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions Senate passes 0B defense bill Dems fear lasting damage from Clinton-Sanders fight 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 HarrisDems call for action against Cassidy-Graham ObamaCare repeal California Dems offer preview of party's 2020 agenda Some Dems sizzle, others see their stock fall on road to 2020 MORE (D-Calif.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenSenate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Trump bets base will stick with him on immigration Dems call for action against Cassidy-Graham ObamaCare repeal MORE (D-Mass.), both considered potential presidential candidates in 2020.