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.Imagine that. If there was one incubator where single-payer might have worked it is in the politically and demographically homogeneous state of Vermont. But the governor decided the "economic disruption" of large tax hikes would hurt everybody.
“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.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Running out of other people's money
Politico: "Vermont bails on single-payer health care."