Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), an outspoken advocate for a single-payer health care system, said today reform might be dead if the Republican wins in Massachusetts.
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"I think you could make a pretty good argument that health care might be dead," he said on MSNBC.
Asked if the House might pass the Senate bill word-for-word -- one of the alternatives if Democrats lose their 60-seat majority -- Weiner didn't sound optimistic.
"I think it's gonna be very hard to ask us in the House to take the Senate bill, which everyone acknowledges was a worse bill," he said. "I don't see us doing that."
He also said he personally would have a "very difficult time" voting for the Senate bill.
"I'd have to get some kind of assurance that tomorrow we're gonna get 15 things changed in it, and that's not usually the way legislation happens," he said.