Tue Sep 12, 2017, 10:59 PM

Manchin clarifies that he is 'skeptical' of single-payer system

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on Tuesday clarified that he is "skeptical" of a single-payer health-care system, saying that he simply supports digging into the complex details of the idea to see if it has potential.

"I am skeptical that single-payer is the right solution, but I believe that the Senate should carefully consider all of the options through regular order so that we can fully understand the impacts of these ideas on both our people and our economy," Manchin said in a statement Tuesday.

The conservative Democrat, up for reelection in 2018, said his priority is finding a system that best addresses health-care issues affecting West Virginia, a state that is reeling from the opioid epidemic.

“In the next several weeks, my focus will be passing bipartisan legislation that stabilizes the market, prevents rates from going up, and ensures access to health care for West Virginians. Once we address the short-term stability of the market, we should look at all ideas to fix the long-term problems facing our health care system," he continued.

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Wed Sep 13, 2017, 06:57 AM

1. so.....

Has the residential idiot here seen this yet?

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