In Montana, Mike Dennison, a state house reporter for Lee Newspapers, has been writing about what he calls the “familiar mantra” of Sen. Max Baucus, who says everything is on the table except single-payer. “America is not ready for single-payer,” Baucus told reporters the other day. “We’re not Europe; we’re not Canada. We’re Americans. I think this country does not want single-payer.”
Perhaps now the media have an opening to do some investigating on their own to find out whether Baucus is right.