If you are interested in more information about the Vermont single payer health insurance plan, do more research and then if interested, encourage that in your state.
There are no CEO or high paid managers of single payer health insurance plans. The public govern their own money so no one else has to head up that health system. The money stays in the system for everyone to use it so there will be no millionaires made from a single payer plan that was made law in Vermont in May 2011.
Single payer insurance is paid through the taxes and everyone benefits.Taxes are paid according to income and ability to pay. One payer plans will be working in that same way.The state of Vermont has some work to do before this actually is there for the taking, but many people and workers are pro single payer plan.
Unemployment or Job Change
When people in Vermont are unemployed or change their job the single payer insurance plan goes with them and does not end.There will be no such thing as anyone without health insurance with the Green plan Vermont put into law.This is especially important when money stops for a short or extended time or diminishes such as in unemployment. That alone can help the welfare of Vermonters in the less stress those instances will create since the hospitalization and health coverage will be constant with everyone.
Doctor and Hospital Choice
Everyone gets to choose their doctor and hospital. It is amazing how many doctors are in favor of maintaining good medical care in Vermont with the single payer plan when it is implemented. Right now there are many things that have to be worked on in Vermont before it becomes a way of life there. Vermonters are all enthused about the one payer plan for 620,000 residents in that state. It is now slated to become available in 2017, however the Governor is working on speeding up the process and having the one payer health insurance available to residents in 2014.
Different Than Socialism
Among all the points a single payer health insurance has, one very important one is that it will not replace medicare or Veterans benefits already in place for those who have those programs.All the programs that are now in place will remain solid and not be replaced with the single payer insurance plan.
In the future Vermont will enact this single payer insurance plan and set the stage for other states if it works well in Vermont.
This is Oct 2014 -- over 2 1/2 years later. How is this system working now? Did Obamacare affect it? Have your politicians robbed the system yet (because that is what I'd bet that Wisconsin pols and many others would do!)I'm interested in a new list 5 about the system in 2014 or the forecast for 2015.