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Two Doctors, Two Opinions On Single-Payer

11/30/12 12:00PM By Bob Kinzel
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AP/Chitose Suzuki
A doctor examines a patient at Massachusetts clinic. Physicians are trying to predict how a single-payer health care system will affect their options for treating patients.

Vermont is moving towards a single payer health care system, and doctors trying to imagine how an overhauled system will change the way they treat and interact with patients. Among the issues are the possible rationing of health care, and who decides some of the critical budgetary decisions that will have to be made. We hear from two doctors debate the possible ramifications of single-payer health care: Dr. Robert Emmons and Dr. Jonathan Weker.

Also in the program, VPR's John Dillon offer news analysis of Senate Democrats choosing to keep Senate President Pro Temp John Campbell as leader of their chamber.

And we listen back to some of the voices in the week's news.




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