Archive for March, 2011


Uninsured Again

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

By Diane Golding, Saxtons River, VT
The only plan we could afford was the high deductible one ($5,000 stacked). We decided to apply for Catamount Health coverage but in order to do so we had to be off Blue Cross Blue Shield for 1 year. We took the risk

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PAYROLL TAX ALONE: Not a Fair Way to Fund a Health Care System

Monday, March 14th, 2011

By Marjorie Power

March 14, 2011

Because of the recommendations in the Hsiao Report, funding proposals of the single payer health care system have focused exclusively on an employment tax to be paid by both the employer and employee. While it may be advantageous for some of the revenues to be levied in this way, to depend on a payroll tax as the only tax funding the system is not equitable.

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SHUMLIN’S BILL: The Glass Is Half Full

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

John Walsh, writing in Dissident Voice, a radical blog based in Santa Rosa, California, has delivered a scathing criticism of Governor Shumlin’s health care bill, claiming that its passage would not result in a single payer system in Vermont, and that therefore supporters are being hoodwinked.

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