-1 vote

Vermont Proposes Single-Payer State Health Care

http://www.npr.org/2011/02/11/133657928/vermont-gov-proposes...

It appears their governor wants to remove competition from the equation entirely, making the state the sole supplier of services.

Sounds like a really bad idea to me.




Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

If Vermont wants it

then let them have it. It is up to whether their state constitution and the people allow it. No pesky federal constitution to get in the way.

I will be buying property on bordering states to catch the exodus.

Let's discuss.

State would be easier to control than Federal, but I really don't know all of the pros and cons.

Seems to me state mandates could work

within an open and competitive framework. The "uninsurables"... that's a tough nut to crack. Also, those same folks bump up against the issue of "how much coverage is reasonable" for a society to absorb? There are issues that straightforward competition might not address, I'm sorry to say.

I predict that the proposal

will die quickly BUT having the discussion is valuable. In a free market of ideas it might be that a universal health care achieves a wide concensus. However, it should never be a mandatory system and businesses should not be forced to participate either in paying for it or collecting fees on behalf of employees.

h-daddy

Bump for discussion

\

Free includes debt-free!