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PBC News & Comment: Single Payer Bill Introduced by Rep. Grayson

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) returns to discuss his "Medicare You Can Buy Into Act", which cost him re-election in 2010.....this single-payer plan already exists, and is far more efficient than for-profit insurance.

In this excerpt, Grayson describes his proposal, and how it cost him his job in 2010.

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