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If SCOTUS Overtuns ObamaCare, Liberals Want Single-Payer

And the rest of the country wants the government as far away from their healthcare as possible.

Today is the day. The Supreme Court will rule on whether to uphold ObamaCare, take it apart piece by piece or to dismantle it completely. If the individual mandate is struck down and the rest of the law stays, it will crumble on itself, but don't worry, far left members of Congresss have a plan...to push for single-payer again.

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The last thing House progressives want is for the Supreme Court to strike down President Barack Obama's health care law. But if the high court rules Thursday that some or all of the law is unconstitutional, progressives are ready to renew their push for the model of health care they wanted all along: the single-payer option.

"It's easy to see it's a good idea," Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), co-chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, told The Huffington Post. "It's the cheapest way to cover everybody."

Ellison said all 75 members of the caucus have already signed onto a bill by Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) to create a single-payer, publicly financed, privately delivered universal health care program. The proposal would essentially build on and expand Medicare, under which all Americans would be guaranteed access to health care regardless of an ability to pay or pre-existing health conditions.

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Conservatives are offering the alternative of tort reform, opening up exchanges across state lines and completely repealing ObamaCare should the court only strike down parts of it.

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