Single-Payer Healthcare System Suffers Setback In Vermont

Single-payer health insurance-the only coverage option less popular among conservatives than Obamacare-suffered a setback last week, and it could be fatal.

Single-payer health insurance—the only coverage option less popular among conservatives than Obamacare—suffered a setback last week, and it could be fatal. Vermont Gov Peter Shumlin admitted the state can’t afford Green Mountain Care and shelved it.

“I have always made clear that I would ask the state to move forward with public financing only when we are ready and when we can be sure that it will promote prosperity for hard-working Vermonters and businesses, and create job growth,” Shumlin said in a press release Wednesday. “Pushing for single-payer healthcare when the time isn’t right ... could set back for years all of our hard work toward the important goal of universal, publicly financed healthcare for all.”

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