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Meanwhile in Vermont .... S.88

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Should Vermont pursue single-payer based on federal reform?

This week that is the question being asked by Vermont’s joint legislative healthcare committees. We say Yes! The current version of S.88 calls for implementation in 2012 of a real universal healthcare system (see our breakdown of the bill here: http://www.workerscenter.org/newS.88 ). The new federal health bill will set up healthcare insurance state exchanges in 2014 which could interfere with state universal healthcare system. But the new bill does establish the right of state’s to make their own universal single-payer healthcare system in 2017. But Sen. Bernie Sanders and and others are pushing to pass new legislation to move that date up until 2014.

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Submitted by hipparchia on

i'm doing some heavy-duty reading on state single payer these days and i haven't been paying enough attention to vermont.