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 […]
single-payer health care
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.
Vermont’s plans for a single-payer health care system have catapulted it into the national spotlight. With so much attention being paid to health care as the Affordable Care Act moves from rolling-out to up-and-running, Americans (or at least media and policy types) are asking what’s next? Filmmaker Michael Moore, of “Fahrenheit 9/11″ fame, recently penned […]
Sorry, Vermont, but the dream of a money-saving, single-payer, universal, state-run health care system is about to experience a rude awakening.
Republicans are protesting one of the smaller in the items in the Shumlin administration’s request for additional money in Fiscal Year 2014. Robin Lunge, director of health care reform, is asking for $230,000 to help lay the groundwork for the state’s publicly financed health care system, scheduled to be in place by 2017. The total […]
Now Shumlin says that there’s no need for the Legislature to concern itself with funding single-payer health care until 2015, after yet another election. So where are we?