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Posted: 10/27/2013 4:00:01 AM EST
http://www.tennessean.com/viewart/20131027/NEWS08/310270090/Vermont-eyes-bigger-health-objective

MONTPELIER, VT. — As states open insurance marketplaces amid uncertainty about whether they’re a solution for health care, Vermont is eyeing a bigger goal, one that more fully embraces a government-funded model.

The state has a planned 2017 launch of the nation’s first universal health care system, a sort of modified Medicare-for-all that has long been a dream for many liberals.
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Link Posted: 10/27/2013 4:01:14 AM EST
Oh look, that single payer thing I keep hearing about
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 4:03:37 AM EST


"cost controls"

"set number of patients"

What could possibly go wrong. How much federal funding will support this mess?
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Link Posted: 10/27/2013 4:10:02 AM EST
I predict a bunch of Doctors moving to NH.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 4:10:09 AM EST
The state population will double with old people. New motto should be live free and die.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 4:10:39 AM EST
"Take two tablespoons of maple syrup in the morning and evening and call me about your cancer in three days."
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 4:11:33 AM EST
Will the US Government eventually look at the "successful" VT model in future years like they did with the system in MA during the ACA debate?
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 4:19:00 AM EST
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Originally Posted By TheGunCollector:
Will the US Government eventually look at the "successful" VT model in future years like they did with the system in MA during the ACA debate?
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That's what I'm thinking. Assuming it works, that is.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 4:49:34 AM EST
they are just trying to beat the feds to it again
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 4:51:25 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Tannim:
I predict a bunch of Doctors moving to NH.
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Link Posted: 10/27/2013 5:01:56 AM EST
for a state with only 600k people?

yeah, cross vermont off the list of places i'd like to live....
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Originally Posted By TheGunCollector:
Will the US Government eventually look at the "successful" VT model in future years like they did with the system in MA during the ACA debate?
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Probably.

Of course, they will also conveniently overlook the fact that Vermont's population is rather small, wealthy and, ahem, non-diverse.

To try and project Vermont's success (for lack of a better term) with this system onto California, New York, Illinois, etc. will be farcical at best.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 5:14:02 AM EST
I thought Vermont was relatively free, for the Northeast. Guess that list of free states is shrinking to NH and Maine. I predict once healthcare is "free" in VT you get a ton of old refugees from NY, NJ, CT, etc who will vote the solid D ticket. And we know where that leads.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 5:16:01 AM EST
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Originally Posted By armaborealis:
I thought Vermont was relatively free, for the Northeast. Guess that list of free states is shrinking to NH and Maine. I predict once healthcare is "free" in VT you get a ton of old refugees from NY, NJ, CT, etc who will vote the solid D ticket. And we know where that leads.
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No kidding. Then the next thing you know, they'll be sending a self-described Socialist to the Senate.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 5:18:37 AM EST
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Originally Posted By ugawino:
Probably.

Of course, they will also conveniently overlook the fact that Vermont's population is rather small, wealthy and, ahem, non-diverse.

To try and project Vermont's success (for lack of a better term) with this system onto California, New York, Illinois, etc. will be farcical at best.
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They're also aging. I bet their sparse children and incoming immigrants will appreciate picking up the tab enough that "America's Great Leap Forward" will be just around the corner from universal health care.

That too is by design- evil begets evil.


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