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How Vermont Got a Single-Payer Health Care Bill: A Non-Electoral History

Health & Wellness  (tags: Heatlh Care, Health Care Policy, Vermont, Single-Payer, Universal )

- 181 days ago -
Bernie Sanders: ""I am very proud that my home state of Vermont is now taking big steps to lead the nation in health care by moving forward on a plan to establish a single payer health-care system that puts the interests of patients over chasing profits."

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Stevie A. (10)
Sunday June 29, 2014, 2:52 pm
Aaahhhh! The FIRST state to truly care for its citizens and put their interests above profits.

Laurie H. (731)
Sunday June 29, 2014, 10:19 pm
Huge Stars for Vermont=Bigger Stars for the amazing "Bernie Sanders,"---I adore this man!!!! How I wish all the country would follow this sensible/ workable, lead!!!!! Let''s put back the "CARING" again, in "Heath Care!!!"~~ THANK YOU SO MUCH BRIAN!!!!!!~~~

tas away m. (338)
Monday June 30, 2014, 2:43 pm
dam.just moved from there
I still have an address,at the p.o.
but,I wouldn't be able to see Vt docs
Great state,sh*tty weather
ty Brian

Robert O. (12)
Tuesday July 1, 2014, 8:55 am
Thanks Brian.

Nancy C. (812)
Tuesday July 1, 2014, 4:39 pm
That's grassroots orgs and Bernie Sanders (also Peter Shumlin) for you.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 2, 2014, 5:45 am
They don't have it yet, and it's not expected before 2017 and they still require that the overcame two small issues before the state gets there: First, it needs the federal government to grant waivers allowing Vermont to divert Medicaid and other health-care funding into the single-payer system. And second, Vermont needs to find some way to pay $2 billion a year for it, To put it in some perspective, the state currently collects $2.7 billion in tax revenue each year. Oops.
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