Vermont Gov. Signs Single Payer Bill into Law

May 26, 2011
119 Views

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.

Related posts:

  1. Single Payer Physician Advocacy Group Comes to Minnesota This Week They’re on tour, and they’re “mad as hell”. I’m talking…
  2. Vermont: Seniors Should Return Government Checks to Close Part D Drug Cost Gap Beginning this week seniors should have already started receiving checks…
  3. Vermont Moves Closer to Single Payer Delivery Mass. has long served as the flashpoint for the national…