Friday, May 27, 2011

Vermont Governor Signs Single-Payer Bill

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Vermont still has "a few challenges" ahead to meet its goal of a universal health care system this decade, Gov. Peter Shumlin said Thursday as he signed into law the bill designed to make the state the nation's first with fully publicly funded health care. More than 150 people, including legislators, administration officials, advocates who pushed for the bill and a handful of opponents gathered on the Statehouse steps to witness the signing. The Vermont Psychiatric Association has supported the legislation. For more information, see Psychiatric News,


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