“I am not going to undermine the hope of achieving critically important health care reforms for this state by pushing prematurely for single payer when it is not the right time for Vermont,” Shumlin said in a statement Wednesday. “In my judgment, now is not the right time to ask our legislature to take the step of passing a financing plan for Green Mountain Care.”
The problem is, of course, how to pay for it. Even while plans were moving forward for a 2017 launch of the single-payer system, to be called Green Mountain Care, Shumlin had held off on releasing a plan for how to pay for the system, waiting until his announcement Wednesday.
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Utopian dreams always sound good on paper and then when you implement those ideas, they get smacked down with a dose of reality. It costs more to run the bureaucracy that all citizens would get their healthcare from than to let the freemarket operate...bleeding-heart liberals don't understand that.