Vermont Gov. To Sign Single-Payer Bill Thursday
NPR: Vermont Steps Closer To Single-Payer Health Care
Vermont is about to accomplish something the federal government couldn't. Once Gov. Peter Shumlin signs a bill on May 26, the state will be on track to having a single-payer health care system (5/22).
The New York Times: A Doctor's Push For Single-Payer Health Care For All Finds Traction In Vermont
Many people move to Vermont in search of a slower pace; Dr. Deb Richter came in 1999 to work obsessively toward a far-fetched goal. She wanted Vermont to become the first state to adopt a single-payer health care system, run and paid for by the government, with every resident eligible for a uniform benefit package. ... Twelve years later, Dr. Richter will watch Gov. Peter Shumlin, a Democrat, sign a bill on Thursday that sets Vermont on a path toward a single-payer system - the nation's first such experiment - thanks in no small part to her persistence (Goodnough, 5/21).