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Workers Lobby For Single Payer Health Care
Wednesday, 01/06/10
By Bob Kinzel
Several hundred people went to the Statehouse today to lobby for a single payer health care system. Legislative leaders promised they would explore the approach, but they didn't commit to having a vote on it  this year.
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VPR News
Health Care Debate Expected To Draw 'Single Payer' Advocates
Monday, 01/11/10
By Bob Kinzel
Health care reform will be debated in a public hearing tomorrow night at the Statehouse. Advocates for a ‘single payer' system are expected to turn out in big numbers - and demand a vote this year.
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VPR News
Analysis: Appointments, Single-Payer Reform Top Week's News
Friday, 12/17/10
By Bob Kinzel
VPR's John Dillon discusses several high-level appointments announced this week by Governor-elect Peter Shumlin, including the Public Service Commissioner, and the presentation made this week about the prospects for single-payer health care in Vermont.
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About One-Third Of Vermonters Support Single-Payer
Tuesday, 10/19/10
About a third of Vermontvoters appear to support a single-payer health care system, similar to Medicare.
VPR News
AARP: Health Care Reform Part Of Mission
Monday, 06/21/10
By Mitch Wertlieb
AARP President Barry Rand talks about why his group backed the health care reform bill, and why a recent controversy in Vermont over the current AARP chapter president who was appointed to a local health care reform commission, was in his opinion, much ado about nothing.
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Vermont Edition
The Effect Of Health Care Reform Mandates
Thursday, 09/23/10
By Jane Lindholm
Federal health care mandates become law and we look at what the changes are and how they will affect you and your dependents. Also, we hear about the concept of political patronage and how it has survived. And we visit the Puppets in the Green Mountains Festival in Brattleboro.
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Consultant: Health Care Reform Won’t Be Quick Or Cheap
Wednesday, 12/15/10
By John Dillon
The consultant in charge of designing an overhaul of Vermont's health care system says complete reform won't be quick - and it may not be cheap. Dr. William Hsiao of the Harvard School of Public Health is due to present his findings in mid-January.
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Vermont Edition
Dr. William Hsiao On Health Care System Reform
Thursday, 01/20/11
By Jane Lindholm
Harvard professor of economics William Hsiao discusses his report on reforming Vermont's health care system. Plus, VPR's Bob Kinzel previews the Legislature's reaction to the report.
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VPR News
Health Care Economist William Hsiao Lays Out Options
Wednesday, 01/19/11
Dr. William Hsiao of Harvard presented options to the Legislature for how Vermont can reform its health care system.
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VPR News
Delegation Will Seek Path To Health Care Reform
Tuesday, 01/18/11
By Bob Kinzel
Vermont's Congressional delegation is pledging to work together to make it easier for the Shumlin Administration to implement a single payer health care plan.
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VPR News
Dean, Douglas Come Down On Opposite Sides Of Health Care Debate
Wednesday, 11/04/09
By Bob Kinzel
Former Governor Howard Dean and incumbent Governor Jim Douglas are playing active roles in the national health care debate.
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Douglas wants Congress, president to incorporate Vermont reforms into health care
Wednesday, 06/24/09
By Bob Kinzel
Governor Jim Douglas is urging President Obama and congressional leaders to consider incorporating many of Vermont's health care initiatives into a new national reform plan.
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