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Dem Senator Dodges On Support for Single-Payer

“There may be a bill in the next couple weeks, and we will debate that,” Bob Casey told MSNBC’s Katy Tur on Wednesday.

Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) wouldn’t say whether he supports a single-payer health care bill on Wednesday, during an interview on MSNBC.

MSNBC’s Katy Tur asked Casey if President Trump’s claim that Democrats want a single-payer program is accurate. Casey elected to dodge Tur’s question, instead discussing why he doesn’t support the Republicans’ effort to repeal Obamacare.

“So, senator, yes or no on single-payer?” Tur asked Casey after he had finished answering.

“Well, Katy, look, there is no bill that speaks to that,” Casey responded. “There may be a bill in the next couple weeks and we will debate that.”

“So you’re not taking it off the table as of now?” Tur interjected.

“I’m sure there will be a bill on that and when that bill is introduced, we will debate it,” Casey responded.

Casey is up for re-election in 2018 in Pennsylvania, a state Trump won in 2016.