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The Battle for Vermont's Health


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Michael
- 902 days ago - opednews.com
Vermont is seeking to become the first state to institute single-payer healthcare. That will never happen if the health insurance special interests have anything to say about it.



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Michael Dewey (1039)
Tuesday February 7, 2012, 10:26 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont -- You can't see them. They're hidden from view and probably always will be. But the health insurance industry's big guns are in place and pointed directly at the citizens of Vermont.

Health insurers were not able to stop the state's drive last year toward a single-payer health care system, which insurers have spent millions to scare Americans into believing would be the worst thing ever. Despite the ceaseless spin, Vermont lawmakers last May demonstrated they could not be bought nor intimidated when they became the first in the nation to pass a bill that will probably establish a single-payer beachhead in the U.S.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 8, 2012, 1:54 am
Noted and shared, thanks!
 

Victoria Pohrebna (269)
Wednesday February 8, 2012, 2:43 am
Thanks!!
 

Joe R. (189)
Wednesday February 8, 2012, 4:24 am
Thanks Michael. Noted.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 8, 2012, 4:27 am
What purpose does a government have other than to care for its citizens. I hope this passes.
 

Penny C. (79)
Wednesday February 8, 2012, 7:17 am
noted,thanks Michael.
 

Tim C. (1761)
Wednesday February 8, 2012, 1:13 pm
ty
 

Kit B. (277)
Wednesday February 8, 2012, 1:57 pm

Every state needs to pushing and pushing HARD for single payer. Personally, I don't really care what happens to the insurance companies, let them go offer insurance for floods or the famine that will soon be taking this country. Famine has already taken many of us, not just for those with lack of food - a deeper famine one of the soul, one of the drive to fight for what is RIGHT, the motivation to learn and not just believe the crap spilled on the air waves. Pick up some books, read, use Google and go read about things you don't already believe, challenge yourself. You just might find that nothing you believe is real. There is one hell of a lot of illusion out there, and every night you can be dulled by it on TV - so called NEWS.
 

Michael Dewey (1039)
Wednesday February 8, 2012, 2:10 pm
On a bit of a tangent, North Dakota's State Bank is a way to keep funds in States, for it loans to Community Banks investing in The State. Other States are studying how to do it. When a bill was put on Governor Jerry Brown's desk in California, for them to study how to do it, Jerry didn't sign it, he said, get me a bill to make it happen. -so to speak I think Jerry said that.
 

Bill Eagle (32)
Wednesday February 8, 2012, 4:07 pm
America is the only country in the world with for profit health insurance....and we are all paying for it.
 

Dandelion G. (381)
Wednesday February 8, 2012, 4:39 pm
Health care should never be linked to profit. It is just so wrong on so many levels. I agree with what Kit said but with the new situation with Google I would suggest to use a search engine that will protect your privacy. With the new NDAA one never knows anymore what they are tracking. Check out this link.
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Henriette Matthijssen (143)
Wednesday February 8, 2012, 7:39 pm
Health start with good food not depleted of proper nutrient, vitamins &
minerals, Organically grown food like we used to have before Evil Monsanto came into the picture! This is where we all failed the people (US) by allowing this snake to creep into the total destruction. We allowed it to happen & we all did it to ourselves by not standing up to what was taking place! We failed to stand strong for our rights & freedom to be protected & thus allow others to take charge of our lives. And indeed they did, now we pay the price. Health care should never be for profit, but to assure that quality & professional service be top priority, regardless of who the patient is. All deserve equality. A Democratic government works for the people, health care, education, are priorities of any country, People are the resources, you take care of them they will assure their country prospers. Muammar Gaddafi had the right concept on how to care for his people but the evils were threatened by his well to do. Have we learned anything from history, let us not repeat it! God forbid. Thanks Michael.
 

Betsy Bee (1045)
Wednesday February 8, 2012, 9:39 pm
The effort is being made by valiant Vermont. The struggle will be enormous. Anything is possible. Vermont did rescue all of its public school children from "no child left behind".
 

june t. (64)
Wednesday February 8, 2012, 10:20 pm
thanks for sharing
 

Stuart Thomas (504)
Wednesday February 8, 2012, 11:43 pm
Go Vermont!! I wanted President Obama to push for comprehensive, universal, single-payer health care and was disappointed that he not only did not push for that but didn't push hard enough even for a public option, a comprise move.

On "Democracy Now!", I saw a video of when Obama was a member of the Illinois Senate and I heard him say, at that time that he was for comprehensive, universal, single-payer health care and that all we needed to get it was a Democratic Congress and a Democratic President. Well, in his first term as President, he had those elements and unfortunately he did not use his "bully pulpit" to try harder to get it.
 

Michael Dewey (1039)
Thursday February 9, 2012, 12:30 am
During that year of babble over HC, 1 thing still baffles me. Kucinich had a great point about having States offering a Public Option, but how or why the GOP couldn't combine that with their Health Coop idea.
 

Quanta Kiran (63)
Thursday February 9, 2012, 2:21 am
Thanks.
 

SANDRA R. (147)
Thursday February 9, 2012, 8:10 am
Noted. Thank you Michael.
 
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