universal health care

New England News
10:15 pm
Mon February 23, 2015

Vermont Progressive Party Continues Support Of Universal Health Care

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The Vermont Progressive Party has reaffirmed its support for a universal, publicly funded health care system for the state.

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New England News
12:40 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Governor Stops Vermont’s Move Towards Single-Payer

Credit Vermont Workers Center

Last week Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin told Vermonters he would stop his efforts to implement single-payer health care in the state.  The decision has upset supporters, but they say it won’t stop efforts at the state or national level to implement single-payer. 

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New England News
3:37 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Shumlin Backs Off Universal Health Care

Gov. Shumlin.
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin says he's abandoning his long-held goal of creating the nation's first single-payer health care system.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Coalition Calls For Action On Universal Health Care

Single-payer advocates speak at the Vermont Statehouse 12-2-2014
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

A coalition of labor and consumer advocacy organizations was at the Statehouse in Montpelier today to call on Governor Peter Shumlin and the Vermont Legislature to take action and implement the state’s universal health care system. But critics of single-payer have said November’s closer than expected elections were a message from voters.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:45 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Andrew Coates: That's what you get when you kick the can down the road

"Kicking the can down the road" is an idiom that means to defer something crucial in hopes that the problem will become someone else's responsibility. The other day it occurred to me that "kicking the can down the road" has become a trademark of contemporary governments worldwide -- from the European debt crisis, to the so-called sequester, to the decision to defer changing the tax on New York's wealthy until a non-election year.

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