I missed the live chat but am reading it now. Some asked about "reconciliation," a budgeting process which doesn't require a filibuster-proof (at present, 60%) majority in the U.S. Senate. (He apologized at the outset for his typos.)
Anthony: reconciliation is possible but not easy. it means that a lot of the new policy things in both the bills would have to be let go. but we should start to prepare a "medicare for all" option that goes via reconciliation. . . .
Anthony: its nice that we are talking about single payer. in fact, if you consider how much more you are paying for health care than you need too, you realize that medicare is the way to SAVE a lot of money. it has a tiny over head and needs to raise zero profits. these savings can go back into health care or into tax cuts to help you pay your premiums. . . .
Anthony: i have not given up on the single payer idea. my collagues run from me now when i approach them because they know what i believe. what is interesting is that more and more members of congress quietly tell me they agree. . . .