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?
single-payer health care
Perhaps the biggest and most obvious difference between a payroll tax and a premium is that if you don’t pay a tax you are a criminal.
On the 48th anniversary of congressional passage of the law that created Medicare, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today joined a coalition advocating a Medicare-for-all health care system to provide better care at less cost for more Americans.
Promoting better coordination in the delivery of health care as well as providing wrap-around follow-up services, the ACO concept is at first seductive. But we do not need a for-profit monopoly of our health care dollars in Vermont.
The governor must come forward with a comprehensive and straightforward report to the people of Vermont on the status of his health care initiative. Emphasis should be on the real prospects of achieving a single payer system, how low-income Vermonters will be served and how medical services are going to be affected as a result of health care expenditure cutting.
Gov. Shumlin wants as many lives as possible to receive tax credits through the exchange, so in 2017 he can get the federal government to cash out the tax credits and write the state a big check to help finance Green Mountain Care.