Archive for January, 2011


HEALTH REFORM: This Time It’s All or Nothing

Monday, January 31st, 2011

By Deb Richter

Jan. 31, 2011

The usual practice in committees and hearings – the standard back and forth of legislation – is to pick away at the details (”the devil is in the details”). Not this time. This time the devil will reside in our failure to create and establish a true health care system.

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HSIAO REPORT: Masterful and Practical for Vermont

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

By Ellen Oxfeld

Jan. 25, 2011

The health care system reform design of the Hsiao, Kappel, Gruber team is masterful. Both Option 1 and Option 3 are single payer plans that will create an historic first for the United States. They will establish a sustainable system of health care that includes everyone and that will prevent both individuals and the system as a whole from plunging into financial ruin due to uncontrolled health care expenses.

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VICTORY: In perspective

Friday, January 21st, 2011

By Deb Richter

Co-chair of Vermont Health Care for All

Jan. 20, 2011

William Hsiao’s report Wednesday, Jan. 19, was an historic moment. It’s historic because it proposes, as it was asked to do, to create a health care system.

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