30 Apr '11, 5pm

Obama Denies Vermont Single-Payer Healthcare Plan

Here's the news as I received it in an Email from Thom Hartmann's radio show on Wednesday: "Vermont is one step-closer to becoming the first state to set up a truly universal, single-payer health care system. The Vermont Senate passed the new healthcare bill yesterday - following in the footsteps of the state House that passed the bill last month. Now - it just needs to be signed into law by Governor Peter Shumlin who's already expressed his support for the measure. There IS one last step though - Vermont would need to secure a waiver to opt out of Obamacare in order to build its own healthcare system. "A handful of lawmakers have introduced legislation to allow states - in particular Vermont - to drop out of Obamacare if they prove they can cover just as many people with insurance as the law would have without adding to the deficit. But surprise, surprise, Republicans don...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_23119.cfm

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