Vermont Passes Final Version of Single Payer Bill

By: Thursday May 5, 2011 2:14 pm

The Vermont State House wrapped up work on a bill that would bring universal health care to the state, approving the final version and sending it to Governor Peter Shumlin for his signature. Shumlin plans to sign the bill within the next two weeks. The vote today was 94-49. The legislation works within existing structures [...]

Vermont Senate Passes Single Payer Bill

By: Wednesday April 27, 2011 8:38 am

Yesterday, the Vermont State Senate passed a bill by a count of 21-9 that would establish a single payer system in the state. The bill has already passed the state House by a count of 92-49, so after a reconciliation process (the bills were slightly different), they can move them on to the Governor for [...]

Supreme Court Declines Challenge to Healthy SF; Universal Care Program OKd

By: Tuesday June 29, 2010 7:03 am

The best money spent in the Affordable Care Act was the $11 billion dollars put toward expanding and maintaining community health centers across the country. That money will get poured directly into universal care programs for the poor, and possibly lead to some innovations in how we treat people, not just one illness or injury [...]

Limbaugh’s Union-Hospital, Employer-Mandate, Standardized-Plan Dream For The American Health System

By: Monday January 4, 2010 1:08 pm

I don’t think Rush Limbaugh realized at the time what a colossal blunder his “I don’t think there’s one thing wrong with the American health care system” comment would turn out to be. And it all comes down to the fact that he was vacationing in Hawaii, which really doesn’t have a health care system [...]

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