Think Progress is reporting: Democrat To Offer A ‘Lifeline’ For Single-Payer Health Care.

“Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) will soon introduce legislation that would allow states to use federal funds they’re receiving through Medicare, Medicaid, and other health care programs to build a universal single-payer system. Advocates are describing the bill as a ‘lifeline’ for advocates.

McDermott graciously attended a single-payer forum at UW in 2009.  He knew there was no hope of single-payer at that time — he was aware of the forces arrayed against it.