Analysis: Dying embers of single payer reform remain

Peter Sterling

Both the Richter and Sterling proposals are basically incremental — they fall far short of the all-in-one-shot transfer of some $2.5 billion in health care financing that Shumlin finally walked away from. And both involve studies rather than government action, a bow to the overriding political reality that there is no realistic prospect for even incremental action in the upcoming legislative session.