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Vermont’s Shumlin Uses Obama Health Law to Set Up State-Run Care
San Francisco Chronicle

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin kicks off a drive today to create a publicly financed health-care system for all residents in the second-smallest U.S. state by population, building off of the 2010 national health overhaul.

By signing a bill that lays a framework for building a single-payer insurance system for Vermont’s 625,700 residents by 2017, Shumlin will begin creating the first state-financed universal health plan in the U.S. The measure initially creates an insurance exchange authorized by the federal law.