Coalition of the Unwilling

Abby Zimet

Citing support by 72 percent of Americans for a public health care option, Vermont's ever-combative Sen. Bernie Sanders is talking of forming A Coalition of the Unwilling – as opposed to legislators' wimpy Coalition of the Willing – to fight against a GOP filibuster and for single-payer health coverage. Bipartisanship, he notes, is not the point here.

"The people have given
the Democrats the responsibility to bring real change and that's what
people want. People in the country are not sitting around saying, 'We need a good bipartisan bill! That's what we need!' They're saying we need good, universal coverage for every American, man, woman and child. And it needs to be affordable."



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