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Vermont Gov. Signs Single Payer Bill into Law

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The governor of the state of Vermont has just signed legislation into law that would make health care a “right and not a privilege”. The bill would establish an independent board that would set rates and health budgets for the state of Vermont. The plan is called Green Mountain Care. This legislation would make a single-payer model available to all of the state’s citizens. The only hurdle?

The governor of the state of Vermont has just signed legislation into law that would make health care a “right and not a privilege”. The bill would establish an independent board that would set rates and health budgets for the state of Vermont. The plan is called Green Mountain Care. This legislation would make a single-payer model available to all of the state’s citizens. The only hurdle? Vermont needs a waiver for funding under the PPACA — in order to comply with the preference of the state — sooner rather than later.[1]

  1. The federal government will start distributing state waivers in 2017 — three years after Vermont wants to implement its system. Vermont’s Democratic assembly has introduced legislation to move this up to 2014.

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