Vermont gov wants more time on$1.6B health plan
|By DAVE GRAM, Associated Press|
Reports released by the governor's office say Vermonters would have to pay
Exactly what kinds of taxes would provide that
A state law passed in 2011 with strong legislative support called for
A group critical of the state's health care plans, Vermonters for Health Care Freedom, said the cost is simply too high.
One section of the law set a deadline of
At the time, it was thought the state might get a special federal waiver allowing it to start up its new system in 2014, but
Administration officials have been saying for months there's no point in deciding how to pay for the universal system four years before it starts.
Robin Lunge, Shumlin's director of health care reform, and
"We need to gather broad input on financing. Publicly financed health coverage will make sense to most Vermonters, but we have to explain it and we need input on how best to spread the cost burden," they said in a statement.
While missing the
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