Vermont Excludes Insurance Companies from Health Care!!
November 25, 2014
In 2011, the Vermont legislature enacted Act 48, which replaces private health insurance with a state-funded health care plan covering all Vermont residents. Governor Peter Shuman, concerned about major flaws in Obamacare, made Green Mountain Care, the centerpiece of his 2010 gubernatorial campaign. In Vermont, as in the rest of the industrialized world, health care is viewed as a basic human right. Green Mountain Care is slated to become operational in 2017.
Like a growing number of Americans, Schuman feels Obama’s Affordable Health Care Act (ACA) is financially unworkable. Instead of eliminating private insurance companies that suck out 25-33% of every health care dollar for profit and administrative expense* – it guarantees them generous government subsidies.
The US is the only country in the world which allows for-profit insurance companies to insert themselves into the doctor-patient relationship by dictating the types and amount…
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