California Can Learn From Vermont’s Failure On Single-Payer System, Former Vt. Governor Says
Some of the advice Democrat Peter Shumlin has for California in its attempt to move toward universal health care: Set specific goals, tie the bill to cost controls and change how providers are paid.
Advice For California On Single-Payer Health Care
State lawmakers are exploring how – and when – to expand coverage to all Californians, while also reining in soaring health care costs that make the U.S. the most expensive in the world for medical care. The best option for California is to create the nation’s first universal, taxpayer-financed health care system that gets rid of the need for private insurance companies, some Democrats said this week after hearing from a blue state governor who tried to create such a system, known as single-payer health care. (Hart, 12/14)