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    Vermont Passes Single-Payer Healthcare

    Back in May, 2011, Governor Shumlin of Vermont signed a bill that would usher in the first single-payer healthcare system in the United States. According to the recently passed Affordable Care Act, they wouldn't be able to enact this law until 2017, but the legislature is currently seeking to obtain a waiver from Congress to enact it by 2014.

    I look forward to seeing their progress. Any comments?

    Vermont Passes Single-Payer Health Care, World Doesn't End


    As Gov. Peter Shumlin took his spot on the granite steps of the Vermont State House, a row of people fanned out behind him wearing bright red t-shirts proclaiming, “Health care is a human right.” The slogan sounded noble, and wildly unrealistic. Until the governor spoke.

    “We gather here today to launch the first single-payer health care system in America,” began Shumlin, a Democrat who has been governor barely four months. “To do in Vermont what has taken too long: have a health care system, the best in the world, that treats health care as a right, and not a privilege."

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    Oh those Communists !!!

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    It's going to be interesting to see how they pull this off when it finally is enacted.
    If they can make it work, it could be the start of a nation system sometime down the road.

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    I'll be watching this with baited breath also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgan View Post
    Back in May, 2011, Governor Shumlin of Vermont signed a bill that would usher in the first single-payer healthcare system in the United States. According to the recently passed Affordable Care Act, they wouldn't be able to enact this law until 2017, but the legislature is currently seeking to obtain a waiver from Congress to enact it by 2014.

    I look forward to seeing their progress. Any comments?



    Vermont Passes Single-Payer Health Care, World Doesn't End | Mother Jones
    Excellent! Other states should follow (according to the wishes of their voters).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgan View Post
    Any comments?
    If the people of Vermont want it, more power to them. The beauty of the situation is that Americans who disagree can move to another state that values liberty over the illusion of security. Unlike obamacare, it is fully constitutional under the 10th Amendment when implemented by an individual state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordent View Post
    If the people of Vermont want it, more power to them. The beauty of the situation is that Americans who disagree can move to another state that values liberty over the illusion of security. Unlike obamacare, it is fully constitutional under the 10th Amendment when implemented by an individual state.
    Care to let us know how many courts have deemed the Health Care Bill - H.R.3590: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Bill to be "unconstitutional" in any way what so ever..or is this just your blurting your opinion again?

    Obama paved the way for Vermont. Just as he did for the rest of the nation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldendog View Post
    Care to let us know how many courts have deemed the Health Care Bill - H.R.3590: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Bill to be "unconstitutional" in any way what so ever..or is this just your blurting your opinion again?

    Obama paved the way for Vermont. Just as he did for the rest of the nation.
    Look it up yourself, skippy. It's on it's way to the supreme court because lower courts are in disagreement over the constitutionality of the individual mandate (which is the financial lynchpin that holds the entire POS together). The idiot dems didn't include a severability clause, so if the mandate is stricken, the entire beast dies with it. Good riddance, socialism!

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldendog View Post
    Obama paved the way for Vermont. Just as he did for the rest of the nation.
    Um... hopefully not.

    Come on man, that bill sucks. It needs to go into the toilet somehow, needs to be flushed. We can do better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheeler View Post
    It's going to be interesting to see how they pull this off when it finally is enacted.
    If they can make it work, it could be the start of a nation system sometime down the road.
    YES. Germany has proven that:

    1.) Single payer works
    2.) is not communistic
    3.) saves costs (this should be a conservative rallying point, but they stopped being fiscally responsible years ago...)

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