Hope IN, if not FOR, America, From Vermont: Single-Payer Poised to Be Passed by Legislature

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Hope IN, if not FOR, America, Fr Vermont

Bill would BAN and abolish most forms of private health insurance.
My reaction: Wow. Is there maybe hope IN America (since no hope FOR America). Gotta pick your states; I know I am!

(How bout a Keep the Republicans in the South Initiative? Think maybe we should have let the South secede, helped Blacks escape.)

Amplifyd from www.truth-out.org

Vermont Poised to Pass Single Payer

Wednesday 23 March 2011

Vermont is poised to abolish most forms of private health insurance, Lauren Else reports for In These Times. The state’s newly inaugurated Democratic governor, Peter Shumlin, unveiled his health insurance plan in early February. If the state legislature passes the bill, Vermont will become the first state to ban most forms of private health insurance.

The bill is getting support from some unlikely quarters:

On February 24, the Republican Mayor Christopher Louras, of Rutland, urged the state to adopt the single-payer legislation, noting that more than a third of the city’s $7 million annual payroll is consumed by healthcare costs. “The only way to fix the problem is to blow it up and start over,” Louras said.

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