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Dear Friend,

Thank you for signing the petition I posted last summer asking Congress to pass a single-payer national health care program.

I would like to let you know that for the first time in history, legislation to establish a national single-payer health care system will come before the Senate for a vote tonight or tomorrow. It will come up as an amendment to the overall health reform legislation.

As a result of the power of the insurance and pharmaceutical industries, this amendment will not pass or even get very many votes. Nonetheless, given the view of millions of us that a single-payer approach is the ONLY WAY this country will ever provide comprehensive, cost-effective health care to all its citizens, this is an important step forward.

I appreciate your support.


Bernie Sanders
United States Senator