Sunday, June 07, 2009

Iowa Senator Tom Harkin pushes single-payer as health care solution

U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin acknowledged the often frustrating gap between popular sentiment and government action at an AARP event on Saturday, saying he has long supported a national single-payer health care system but has never “had the votes” to pass it in Washington.

“There are a lot of things the majority of Americans support that Congress won’t do,” Harkin said. “If I had my way, we’d have a single-payer system, but I’m not a dictator.”


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