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Sanders pushes for single-payer system

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Amid the messy rollout of President Obama's Affordable Care Act, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, wants to abandon the health exchange and is renewing his push for a single-payer system instead.

Sanders has long been an advocate of a government-run system. He reluctantly agreed to go along with the Affordable Care Act in 2010, but he calls it a modest step toward improving health care coverage. And now with Americans struggling with a glitchy website and millions losing their existing coverage, Sanders has decided now is the time to introduce a single-payer bill. His idea would put all Americans under the federal Medicare program that now covers senior citizens.

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