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Weiner: Medicare Expansion Could Get Us to Single-Payer

Rep. Anthony Weiner, an advocate of a government-run, or single-payer health care system, is a fan of the proposal to expand Medicare to those over age 55.

“Extending this successful program to those between 55 and 64, a plan I proposed in July, would be the largest expansion of Medicare in 44 years and would perhaps get us on the path to a single payer model,” Weiner told the New York Daily News.

Via TPM.

I made largely the same point in a column (except for the part about Medicare being a “successful program”).

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