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… Vermont junks Single – Payer [#health insurance plan option]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,May 8th,2016

.. so , single – payer is out in Vermont …

.. Vermont these days is loonieland , in comparison to New Hampshire ‘ s reasoned sanity , and Massachusetts ‘ rank liberalism …

.. so , one would figure , if single – payer is going to work , it would work in Vermont . It is about as politically receptive a place for it to happen …

.. [h/t — reason.com]..
.. [link] to the column …

.. well , as of this week , the Green Mountain state has effectively junked the single – payer plan that it wanted to implement . Why ? …

.. simple . they wanted the moon and the stars included in their single – payer plan . It was even more ridiculously expensive than the Cadillac – style ObamaCrapCare plan that would normally be used in a state . Well , the ” moon and the stars ” plan that they wanted cost waaaaay too damn much …

.. It figures …

.. [h/t — Vox.com]..
.. [link] to Sarah Kliff ‘ s column ..

.. Sarah Kliff is an excellent writer for an otherwise – dull – as – dishwater liberal website  [Vox.com] . Her column gives most of the ” inside skinny ” on what happened and why it happened . The part , though , she leaves out is that Governor [Peter] Shumlin is trying to save his own political skin . He finished 1st , with just less than 48.0%  of the vote in the 2014 general election . He should  have won big , and  going away . He did not …

.. So , what happened ? …

.. What happened was underfunded , unknown businessman Scott Milne nearly got Peter Shumlin ‘  s scalp . Vermont ‘ s voters got a preview of the future , and they were none – too – thrilled with it . Milne finished just behind Shumlin , with about 47.4% of the vote . Now ,  Vermont ‘ s legislature makes the choice . Normally , it is  a  piece of cake for Shumlin . Don’t be so sure ,  this time …

.. Vermont ‘ s legislature still has to figure out what to do . If they want , they can try  to jam a  less –  expensive version of  single payer by Shumlin or Milne . then they will have to pay the political piper in 2 years when they are all on the ballot . This time , Milne will not be an unknown . He will also be better funded . What would the R.G.A. give to be  a royal P.I.T.A to the Dems in Vermont ?

.. A  nice chunk of change , I will bet ….

.. well , the dummies down in Fantasyland on the Potomac want to try to do the same thing . Implement a ” Moon and the Stars ” single – payer plan , no matter what the cost …. Well , guess what , dummies ?!?! …

.. it would cost waaaaay too damn much , same as in Vermont . Stoopid …

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