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VT Governor Signs Single-Payer Bill
Health Leaders Media

Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) has signed into law bill H202, which could make Vermont the first state in the nation with a single payer health insurance system. All of the state’s more than 600,000 residents will qualify for the program called Green Mountain Care.

In a press statement Gov. Shumlin said the bill confirms that “we can reduce cost growth without compromising health care quality, but it will take a new approach – we can’t simply cut provider fees.”