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Daines introduces single-payer amendment, which he's long opposed

July 27, 2017View for printing

Montana's Republican Sen. Steve Daines brought an amendment to the Senate floor Wednesday calling for a single-payer health care system, even though it's something he strongly opposes.

Daines' move came after a day in which the Senate voted down a partial repeal of the Affordable Care Act and on the heels of a failed attempt to pass the body's own Better Care Reconciliation Act.

"Instead of holding in person town halls or contributing in any significant way other than being a guaranteed yes vote on legislation that will increase costs for Montanans, D.C. Daines' only contribution to the health care discussion is a shameful proposal that plays politics with Montanans' health care and has no chance of passing." Chris Meagher


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