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Black Caucus Embraces Single-Payer Bills


by James Wright

Bills by U.S. Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) that would create a single-payer health care system in the United States are supported by most Congressional Black Caucus members.

Rep. John Conyers, a Michigan Democrat, along with Rep. Bernie Sanders have bills in Congress that call for a single-payer health care system. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
While the Republican-driven debate focuses on dismantling the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, most members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) support the program initiated by President Barack Obama, but some would like to take it one step further.

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