ObamaCare architect supports single-payer system

ObamaCare architect supports single-payer system
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Former Sen. Max BaucusMax Sieben BaucusBottom line Bottom line The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - George Floyd's death sparks protests, National Guard activation 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 SandersBernie SandersOcasio-Cortez rolls out Twitch channel to urge voting Calls grow for Democrats to ramp up spending in Texas The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Goldman Sachs - Tipping point week for Trump, Biden, Congress, voters 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 HarrisTrump plays video of Biden, Harris talking about fracking at Pennsylvania rally Overnight Defense: US, Russia closer on nuclear treaty extension after Moscow accepts warhead freeze | Khashoggi's fiancee sues Saudi crown prince | Biden nets hundreds more national security endorsements Democrats make gains in Georgia Senate races: poll MORE (D-Calif.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenJustice Department charges Google with illegally maintaining search monopoly Overnight Health Care: Trump takes criticism of Fauci to a new level | GOP Health Committee chairman defends Fauci | Birx confronted Pence about Atlas Senate Democrats call for ramped up Capitol coronavirus testing MORE (D-Mass.), both considered potential presidential candidates in 2020.