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Single Payer in Vermont

Thursday, May 26, 2011

If Vermont is able to control costs better than neighboring states, then they will be a magnet for employment. People won’t mind exactly how they pay for it as long as the total cost is lower.

Kevin Outterson, associate professor of Law and associate professor of Health Law, Bioethics and Human Rights at Boston University School of Law, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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The Takeaway

Vermont Governor to Sign Single-Payer Health Care Bill

Thursday, May 26, 2011

On Thursday, Vermont will become the first state to boast a single-payer health care system. Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin will sign the bill that would enlist a panel to figure out how to pay for a new system — and reduce rising health care costs. The goal is to offer a health care solution for the state's 65,000 uninsured.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Vermont's Single Payer Singularity

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Kevin Outterson, associate professor of Law and associate professor of Health Law, Bioethics and Human Rights at Boston University School of Law, discusses Vermont's efforts to introduce a single payer healthcare system.

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WNYC News

Congressman Anthony Weiner Returns to NYC to Stump for Single Payer

Monday, August 03, 2009

As their August recess begins, members of Congress are returning home to drum up support for pet projects. Brooklyn and Queens Congressman Anthony Weiner is adding his voice to the debate over revamping the nation's health care system by proposing a single-payer system comparable to that in Canada, England and elsewhere. He told WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show that elderly Americans and veterans already benefit from a single-payer system -- through Medicare and the Veteran's Administration.

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