Vermont House Approves Single-Payer Health Care Bill

Law360, New York (March 24, 2011, 6:17 PM EDT) -- The Vermont House of Representatives on Wednesday approved legislation to create a state-funded single-payer health care system that would provide coverage to residents regardless of income or employment status, but questions about funding still remain.

The vote was 89-47 in favor of the legislation, which was proposed by Gov. Peter Shumlin.

Bill H. 202 proposes the creation of a five-person health care board to regulate the state’s health care by establishing a state budget and reviewing hospital budgets and private insurance rates. It will also implement...
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