MoveOn.org: Block The Current Health Care Bill

So far, prominent liberal interest groups have all stopped short of calling on Democratic senators to kill the current Senate health care bill. No more.

MoveOn.org circulated a petition to its members this afternoon urging liberal lawmakers to block the current bill.

The petition states: "America needs real health care reform--not a massive giveaway to the insurance companies. Senator Bernie Sanders and other progressives should block this bill until it's fixed."

"[There's enormous pressure from all sides to pass a bill quickly, no matter how weak it is. Let's show Bernie and other progressives that we're counting on them to block this version of the bill--and we'll get their backs if they do," MoveOn wrote to its supporters in the email.

Sanders (I-VT) said yesterday that, at this point, he would not vote for the Senate bill. Sanders has not made up his mind, according to a spokesman, but along with Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL) he represents liberals' best chance at getting one of their Senate allies to oppose the bill unless changes are made.

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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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