How To Pay For Single Payer? The Answer Will Have To Wait

A provision in Vermont’s health care law called on the Shumlin Administration to identify several ways to finance a single payer health care system early next year. But the 2013 date was chosen when it seemed that the state might get a federal waiver to implement a single payer plan in the next few years.  Since that possibility now seems remote, officials say it doesn’t make any sense to vote on a plan until at least 2015.