House "Lincoln-Douglas" Health Care Debate

Congressmen debated the benefits of a single-payer health care system under a special order in the House. Reps. Sanders and… read more

Congressmen debated the benefits of a single-payer health care system under a special order in the House. Reps. Sanders and McDermott supported the idea of a Canadian-style single-payer system. Reps. Hastert and Thomas opposed such a system and called it socialistic. The debate was cosponsored by the Conservative Opportunity Society and the Progressive Caucus. This was the first in a series of Lincoln-Douglas style debates scheduled to take place during the coming months, and designed to give national issues the debate and discussion members say they “do not often receive” during House sessions. close

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House "Lincoln-Douglas" Health Care Debate

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House Highlight
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Nov 6, 1993

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