MoveOn.org: Block The Current Health Care Bill

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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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