Vt. House passes single-payer health care bill

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    This is how single payer started in Canada, in one province.

    http://www.boston.com/news/local/vermont/articles/2011/03/24/vt_house_approves_health_
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    MONTPELIER, Vt.—Every Vermonter could sign up for state-financed health insurance under a bill passed by the House on Thursday that would put the state on a path to a single-payer health care system by the middle of this decade.


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    "This bill takes our state one step closer to a system that ensures that all Vermonters have access to the care they deserve and contains costs," House Speaker Shap Smith said shortly after the House passed the bill 92-49.
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    Medicare for all...and not voucher medicare, but real medicare.

    It scares the hell out of republican politicians. They are paid serous money to not let this happen. I think Nascar got it right...wear your sponsors on your suits.
     
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    Cool....Now all the medi-moochers will move to Vermont and y'all can leaved the rest of us alone.
     
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    Hopefully you wont lose your house if you get cancer. Good luck with that.
     
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    Don't need to lose my house...I'll just rent a cheap apartment in Vermont and go mooch.
     
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    The question becomes what happens to the number of docs in vermont when the single payer agency becomes the sole source of thier income, and decides to "cut costs" by reducing doctor fees?

    Also what about when they go out of state? Is that like being a non network provider and you are out of luck?

    If they keep it contained in the state it will be intersting.
     
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    what happens when the doctors decide to leave because they can't afford to live there?
     
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    Mebby they can commute from Canada! :lol:
     
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    The government creates the problem and then swoops in to save the day. :woohoo:
     
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    The State of Vermont passes a law that forbids them from leaving the state.

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