Thursday, June 04, 2015

Schadenfreude Over Vermont

Vermont is a heavy-Lefty State.  It sucks to be them, now.

...Just a few years ago, lawmakers in this left-leaning state viewed President Obama’s Affordable Care Act as little more than a pit stop on the road to a far more ambitious goal: single-payer, universal health care for all residents.

Then things unraveled. The online insurance marketplace that Vermont built to enroll people in private coverage under the law had extensive technical failures. The problems soured public and legislative enthusiasm for sweeping health care changes just as Gov. Peter Shumlin needed to build support for his complex single-payer plan. Finally, Mr. Shumlin, a Democrat, shelved the plan in December, citing the high cost to taxpayers....--Quoted at HotAir

Oh, yes--next year's premiums will go up more than 20%.


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