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Single-payer advocate Vermont Leads issues endorsements

Vermont Leads, a single-payer advocacy group, announced Wednesday a list of candidates it has endorsed for the General Election. The organization is backing 61 incumbents and 12 challengers in House races, as well as 16 incumbents in the Senate and six challengers. “On Election Day, I believe the vast majority of Vermonters are going to […]

New business lobby group to support family issues

Lawmakers and supporters join Gov. Peter Shumlin to sign the minimum wage bill Monday at the Red Hen Bakery in Middlesex. Photo by Katie Jickling/VTDigger

A coalition of small business owners is banding together to speak for themselves in support of universal, single-payer health care and mandatory paid sick leave.

AG moves to have Browning lawsuit for single-payer financing plan thrown out

The state is looking to quash Rep. Cynthia Browning’s efforts to get a sneak peak at the governor’s single-payer financing plans before January, when he is expected to present it to lawmakers. The Attorney General’s Office filed a motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit Browning brought this year, arguing that the documents are privileged […]

Trail Mix: Milne’s agnosticism, single payer and faith in the unknowable

Scott Milne. Photo by Anne Galloway

Republican candidate for governor drops agnostic from his lexicon, but his view of single-payer health care in still unclear.

Joe Benning: Governor, it’s time for Plan A

The original plan was to make health care universal, make it affordable, and disconnect it from employment. I suspect most Vermonters can unite around such a plan.

Rob Roper: VA scandal raises red flags for single payer

The problem with any government-run system is that the bureaucrats running that system are not accountable to the people being served by that system.

Thomas Koch: A straight-on look at health care reform

Over the years, I’ve had plenty to say about the problems with our health care system. … Some people have asked me a fair question: “What would you do?”

John Franco: Debunking the ‘Plan B’ taboo

Understanding that premium financing is not taboo should be a source of liberation for the discussion how to finance Green Mountain Care.

Seth Henry & Heidi Spear: Single payer is a death spiral

Before it is too late, Vermont’s single payer push must be re-examined.

GOP takes issue with Shumlin’s new single-payer envoy

Vermont Republicans are questioning the Shumlin administration’s decision to hire a special lobbyist to push its health care reform agenda. In email blast on Wednesday, the GOP attacked the man tapped for the job. Former House Majority Whip Floyd Nease has reemerged at the Statehouse, and it was reported last week that he’s back to […]

Senate committee pulls financing language from single-payer bill

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Finance committee strikes nearly all of a bill by Sen. Peter Galbraith that called for a payroll tax to help fund universal health care.

House health care committee quashes bill to delay single-payer

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Rep. George Till said 2017 is an arbitrary timeline for switching to Green Mountain Care.

Republicans say health care reform is a winning issue in 2014

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State GOP passes controversial resolution against single payer and outlines its version of health care reform.

Tom Koch: The train wreck of single payer

It’s time to figure out that if what we have been doing to reform the health care system hasn’t been working, we need to try something else … but that’s not what’s happening in Montpelier.

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