Skip to comments.Senate President Wants Health Reform Contingency If Single Payer Falters (Vermont)
Posted on 03/26/2014 2:18:14 AM PDT by Libloather
Since winning the governors seat in 2010, Peter Shumlin has pledged to make Vermont the first state in the country with a single-payer health care system. But a key legislative ally now says the proposal might not be as politically viable as Shumlin seems to believe. And Senate President John Campbell says its time to start putting together a contingency plan.
Shumlin has backed off on his promise to deliver a publicly funded plan by January of 2017. But while the timeline may have moved back, Shumlin says hell still reach the goal.
Campbell, however, isnt so sure. And he says Vermont cant be putting all its health care eggs in the single-payer basket.
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The wheels are falling off quickly.
If they go to single payer, the system will break down quickly with respect to determination of who gets treatment and who does not. Life, quality of life, will change drastically. Politics, belief systems and ideology will be used to decide on treatment.
They have gone to single payer.
Okay...then they’re done for.
All state revenues combined $2.1bil, “projected” single payer state raise and appropriate $2.2bil. This is a state with the highest tax “burden” in the country ( ratio of income to taxation). Bear in mind Vermont is mandated by state constitution to have a balanced budget and Shulin has been running a $125mil deficit since he was elected thanks to Howard Deans school socialized school funding scheme ( and general incompetence).
The proposed $2.2bil raise and appropriate projection is for a state health plan where a family of 4’s out of pocket is $12,000 out of pocket (copay and deductible). Median income of around $35,500.
This is all before the influx of welfare tramps from surrounding states begin flowing in as there is no administrative infrastructure to track or deal with them.
Fiscal disaster does not begin to describe what is going on here. ( see tag line )