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Vermont eyes 2017 launch of single-payer health plan
Modern Healthcare

As states open insurance marketplaces amid uncertainty about whether they’re a solution for healthcare, Vermont is eyeing a bigger goal, one that more fully embraces a government-funded model. The state has a planned 2017 launch of the nation’s first universal healthcare system, a sort of modified Medicare-for-all that has long been a dream for many liberals. The plan is especially ambitious in the current atmosphere surrounding healthcare in the United States. Republicans in Congress balk at the federal health overhaul years after it was signed into law.

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