Thursday, March 17, 2011

Vermont Single Payer System-- A Role Model

Below is a link to an excellent article published by the New England Journal of Medicine on healthcare reform in Vermont.

This feels like the closest thing to a role model system for the US that I've seen so far.  In particular, it balances the local vs. federal control issue that offends so many people in the US.  The losers are the private insurance companies, but I've always been a fan of disintermediation of private payers in the healthcare industry, so in my opinion, removal of them from the economic model is positive over the long term.

Vermont Single Payer System

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