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... that would prevent the likes of Traitor Joe Lieberman from making health care more expensive.

The 3 decisions that will shape Medicare-for-all

The central lesson of both Obamacare and the efforts to repeal it is that getting 60 votes for health care reform is almost impossible.

In Obamacare’s case, the filibuster meant Democrats needed to win every single one of their 60 members, which meant every single Senate Democrat held a veto on the bill. Absent the filibuster, the Affordable Care Act could’ve been substantially more generous, and substantially more ambitious. Sen. Joe Lieberman, for instance, vowed to kill the bill unless both the public option and a proposal to open Medicare to 55-year-olds were axed. If Democrats could’ve passed the bill with 51 votes, they could’ve told Lieberman to take a hike.


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