Advocates continue single-payer health push

December 02, 2014

Burlington Free Press

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press

MONTPELIER Supporters of a plan to make Vermont the first state in the country to enact a single-payer health care system urged Gov. Peter Shumlin and the Legislature on Tuesday to move forward with the overhaul, despite Shumlin's narrow victory in the November election.

Sixteen groups, including the state employees and teachers unions, held a Statehouse press conference to rebut critics of Green Mountain Care who say the election was a referendum on the publicly funded system. They say the election was so close because of property taxes and other issues.

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