Tuesday, May 24, 2011
A Doctor’s Push for Single-Payer Health Care in Vermont
A recent article in the New York Times tells of how Dr. Deb Richter came to Vermont to achieve a tough goal - a single-payer healthcare system ran and paid for by the government. Thanks to her persistence, the governor of Vermont is signing a bill that puts Vermont on the road to the system she has fought for over the last 12 years. All 620,000 of the state's residents would be eligible for the coverage and a 5-member board (appointed by the governor), will determine pay rates for doctors, what should be covered, etc.