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  Vt. House passes single-payer health care bill
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Last EditedRP  Mar 24, 2011 07:24pm
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AuthorDave Gram
MediaNewspaper - Boston Globe
News DateFriday, March 25, 2011 01:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionEvery Vermonter could sign up for state-financed health insurance under a bill passed by the House on Thursday that would put the state on a path to a single-payer health care system by the middle of this decade.

"This bill takes our state one step closer to a system that ensures that all Vermonters have access to the care they deserve and contains costs," House Speaker Shap Smith said shortly after the House passed the bill 92-49.

The measure now goes to the Senate, where it is expected to pass, but with some possible changes.
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