Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Dream Is Dead: Vermont Governor Kills Plan To Enact Single-Payer Health Care System

But, but, . . . . Lower Rates for the White Privileged working class, Free Health Care for the long suffering victims of Classist, Repressive, Employment Injustice.

Socialist heartache.
Via Politico:
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin on Wednesday dropped his plan to enact a single-payer health care system in his state — a plan that had won praise from liberals but never really got much past the framework stage.
“This is not the right time” for enacting single payer, Shumlin said in a statement, citing the big tax increases that would be required to pay for it.
Shumlin faced deep skepticism that lawmakers could agree on a way to pay for his ambitious goal and that the feds would agree to everything he needed to create the first state-based single-payer system in 2017.
And that was all before Shumlin, a Democrat, almost lost reelection last month in one of the country’s most liberal states. And it was before MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, the now notorious Obamacare consultant who also advised Vermont until his $400,000 contract was killed amid the controversy, became political poison.
Socialism: A great idea until you run out of other people's money.

Thank You Politico and Zip. 

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