Vermont

VT Gov. Shumlin’s Inauguration Disruption

After barely winning reelection in 2014 and saying the costs of implementing the first statewide single payer healthcare system were too high, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin backed down from his promise to implement the law he signed in 2010.  Single Payer activists in the state wholeheartedly disagree and made their voices heard at his Inauguration […]

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Panel Discussion on Vermon’ts Passing of Single Payer

Panel Discussion on Vermon’ts Passing of Single Payer

Julie Sokolow of Healthy Artists is organizing a panel discussion on the struggle for single payer in Vermont which passed it’s plan in 2011. Details are below.   The Fight for Universal Healthcare: Lessons from Vermont Join us for a Panel Discussion with the Vermont Workers’ Center and Put People First! PA! The Big Idea […]

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Legislature Polarization and Single Payer Prospects

Legislature Polarization and Single Payer Prospects

I came across this chart while looking at Kevin Drum’s blog at Motherjones.com.  It summarizes the results of a study measuring the amount of political polarization in all 50 state legislatures compared to the US Congress. They looked at the roll call voting record of each legislator from 1996-2009 for both houses (and Nebraska which […]

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Vermont Green Mountain Plan Video

Vermont Green Mountain Plan Video

As demonstrations were held today in Pennsylvania to urge Governor Corbett to expand Medicaid under the affordable care act for 700,000 of Pensylvania’s 1.2 million uninsured, DoctorsWeKnowVT has produced a 20 minute video on the status of it’s single payer health care plan.  **Related Posts** If Vermont Won’t Have Single Payer What Will it Have? […]

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The First Year of the PUSH Healthcare for All PA Blog

The First Year of the PUSH Healthcare for All PA Blog

Your doctor, your choice This is one of the slogans we believe in here at Healthcare for All PA.  It has been one year since we set up this blog.  The popular posts listed on the right are the top 5 for the last 30 days and since the blog began.  A more comprehensive list […]

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If Vermont Won’t Have Single Payer What Will it Have?

If Vermont Won’t Have Single Payer What Will it Have?

Wednesday night I was at a meeting of the Western Coalition for Single Payer Healthcare (a group in Western PA campaigning for a national single payer plan to be enacted).  The subject of state efforts to enact single payer came up.  I said that there were efforts in several states to enact it and Vermont […]

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