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Vermont Cans The Single Payer System

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Bro. Curtis, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. Bro. Curtis

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    …..Legislation Shumlin signed in 2011 put the state on a path to move beyond the federal Affordable Care Act by 2017 to a health care system more similar to that in neighboring Canada. Shumlin adopted the mantra that access to quality health care should be "a right and not a privilege."

    The legislation called for the administration to produce a plan for financing the Green Mountain Care system by 2013 but it wasn't completed until the last several days. Shumlin said it showed the plan would require an 11.5 percent payroll tax on businesses and an income tax separate from the one the state already has of up to 9.5 percent.

    Shumlin said small business owners would be hit with both, and he repeatedly expressed concern about whether those businesses, many of which now don't offer health insurance or offer much less costly insurance, could cover the new expense.

    The governor said he had asked his health care team for alternative designs, but no one could come up with a plan to offer quality coverage at an affordable cost.

    "The bottom line is that, as we completed the financing modeling in the last several days, it became clear that the risk of economic shock is too high at this time to offer a plan I can responsibly support for passage in the Legislature," the governor said…..


    http://news.yahoo.com/governor-abandons-single-payer-health-care-plan-225042240.html
     
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    I guess liberals are finding out the hard way people do not have all the money in the world.
     
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    I don't think there are many states that have enough wage earners and/or high enough wages to find an "affordable" way to fund a single payer system, certainly not Vermont.
     
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    Vermont could tax the foliage leaf peepers ?
     
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    There must be successful systems around the world? Are there?
     
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