Vermont Kills Single-Payer Health Care Plan After Tax Hikes Prove Too Hefty – Hit & Run : Reason.com

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Gov. Shumlin, VT

Vermont isn’t the first state to attempt a state-based single-payer system. California looked at it in the 1990s, and it too proved to be too expensive to be workable.

In stumping for Vermont’s single-payer plan, Gov. Shumlin and other supporters repeatedly argued that it was intended as a cost control mechanism. The failure of the plan is yet another reminder that these sorts of single-payer systems require tax hikes that even liberal governors in liberal states can’t support.

via Vermont Kills Single-Payer Health Care Plan After Tax Hikes Prove Too Hefty – Hit & Run : Reason.com.