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Lessons From Vermont: What the State's Successes and Setbacks Should Teach Us About Single-Payer

July 12, 2017 - 2:00pm
Lessons From Vermont: What the State's Successes and Setbacks Should Teach Us About Single-Payer

Vermont's failure to enact universal health care under Act 48, signed into law in 2011, is often cited as proof that single-payer health care is economically impractical. But a closer look at the movement's setbacks and the current fight to finally implement Act 48 provides important lessons for other states now battling for single-payer.Former Governor Peter Shumlin of Vermont speaks at the Community College of Vermont graduation in Montpelier, Vermont, June 7, 2014. (Photo: Community College of Vermont)

Keeping Up the Pressure: Using Town Halls to Fight Trumpcare and Demand Single-Payer

July 6, 2017 - 2:00pm
Keeping Up the Pressure: Using Town Halls to Fight Trumpcare and Demand Single-Payer

Now is the time for Congress to disobey party leaders and get a bipartisan "Medicare for All" bill to a vote by Thanksgiving or Christmas. Whether it passes or not, voters in the 2018 mid-term elections will remember which incumbents voted in favor of health care for all, and which voted in favor of more astronomical hospital bills and preventable deaths among their constituents.Demonstrators protest changes to the Affordable Care Act on June 22, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo: Scott Olson / Getty Images)

Single-Payer Fight Moves to Massachusetts

June 27, 2017 - 2:00pm
Single-Payer Fight Moves to Massachusetts

While Republicans in Washington try to take health care away from people, and a Democrat obstructs statewide single-payer in California, legislators in Massachusetts last week introduced single-payer legislation in both chambers of the state House. What makes this effort unique is the simultaneous introduction in both chambers of legislation to ensure health care cost control.State Senator Jamie Eldridge of Massachusetts speaks at a rally at the State House just before he introduces single-payer legislation. (Photo: Rebecca Klein / MassCare)

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