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Analysis: Establishing The Health Care Exchange
Friday, 02/22/13
By Bob Kinzel
VPR's Hamilton Davis analyzes Vermont's efforts to establish a health care exchange.
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Sanders Says Vermont Health Care Reform Is Model For U.S.
Tuesday, 10/16/12
By John Dillon
An annual Montpelier conference on mental health drew different political perspectives on a single-payer health care system.
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How To Pay For Single Payer? The Answer Will Have To Wait
Wednesday, 10/10/12
By Bob Kinzel
A provision in Vermont's health care law called on the Shumlin Administration to identify several ways to finance a single payer health care system early next year. But the 2013 date was chosen when it seemed that the state might get a federal waiver to implement a single payer plan in the next few years.  Since that possibility now seems remote, officials say it doesn't make any sense to vote on a plan until at least 2015.
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Shumlin Pushes For Single-Payer Health Care At DNC
Friday, 09/07/12
By Bob Kinzel
Governor Peter Shumlin says he hopes Congress will amend the Affordable Care Act to allow individual states to implement a single payer health care system as soon as possible.
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Shumlin Discusses Single-Payer Funding
Friday, 07/13/12
By Bob Kinzel
Governor Peter Shumlin talks with Vermont Edition about the timeline for implementing a single payer health care system, and possibilities for funding it.
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As Vermont Moves Toward Single Payer System, Some Worry
Thursday, 04/14/11
By Bob Kinzel
Although legislation to restructure Vermont's health care system doesn't commit the state to a single payer system, supporters say it does put the state on the path to such an approach. And that has some lawmakers concerned.
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Patients' Voices On Overhauling Health Care
Friday, 04/15/11
By Bob Kinzel
Vermont's Health care consumers have their own ideas on improving care and cutting costs.
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House Passes Universal Health Care Bill
Thursday, 03/24/11
By Bob Kinzel
After two full days of debate, the Vermont House has given its final approval to a health care bill that puts the state on the path to having a universal health care plan as early as 2014.
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Is Health Care Reform Good For Business?
Friday, 03/18/11
By Bob Kinzel
Vermont's business community is split over the health care legislation at the Statehouse that would put the state on the path to a single payer health care system.
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Shumlin Discusses Health Care With President
Wednesday, 03/02/11
By Jane Lindholm
Governor Peter Shumlin is encouraged by President Obama's support for a bill that would allow states to design their own health care plans starting in 2014. Obama made the announcement during the governor's recent trip to Washington.
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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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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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Sanders Says States Should Be Able To Adopt Single Payer
Wednesday, 11/11/09
By Bob Kinzel
Senator Bernie Sanders says Congress should give individual states the option to establish single payer health insurance systems.
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