Vermont Senate Approves Single-Payer Health System:
Vermont’s Senate has passed a bill to create a universal, single-payer health care system in the state by later this decade. The legislation calls for forming a regulated healthcare exchange and requiring employers with 50 or fewer workers to enroll their employees in the exchange, or allow them do so on their own. The state would take advantage of federal tax credits or subsidies to help them pay for it. However, questions remain about how feasible the exchange would be if the U.S. Supreme Court were to annul parts of or the entire federal healthcare law, which would deprive Vermont and other states of needed federal funding.
Read what health measure lawmakers approved in Vermont: VT Lawmakers Approve Health Measures (Burlington VT Free Press 4/25/12)