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ObamaCare architect supports single-payer system

ObamaCare architect supports single-payer system
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Former Sen. Max BaucusMax Sieben BaucusOvernight Defense: McCain honored in Capitol ceremony | Mattis extends border deployment | Trump to embark on four-country trip after midterms Congress gives McCain the highest honor Judge boots Green Party from Montana ballot in boost to Tester 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) SandersTrump attacks ‘Crazy Bernie’ Sanders over Medicare plans Overnight Defense: Trump says 'rogue killers' could be behind missing journalist | Sends Pompeo to meet Saudi king | Saudis may claim Khashoggi killed by accident | Ex-VA chief talks White House 'chaos' | Most F-35s cleared for flight Overnight Energy: Trump administration doubles down on climate skepticism | Suspended EPA health official hits back | Military bases could host coal, gas exports 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 HarrisOn The Money: Deficit hits six-year high of 9 billion | Yellen says Trump attacks threaten Fed | Affordable housing set for spotlight in 2020 race Election Countdown: Cruz, O'Rourke fight at pivotal point | Ryan hitting the trail for vulnerable Republicans | Poll shows Biden leading Dem 2020 field | Arizona Senate debate tonight Affordable housing set for spotlight of next presidential campaign MORE (D-Calif.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenHatch mocks Warren over DNA test with his own results showing '1/1032 T-Rex' Warren DNA test reinvigorates fight with Trump On The Money: Deficit hits six-year high of 9 billion | Yellen says Trump attacks threaten Fed | Affordable housing set for spotlight in 2020 race MORE (D-Mass.), both considered potential presidential candidates in 2020.