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Podcast 53: Single-Payer at the State Level: A Review of Vermont’s Single-Payer System


In the fifth part of the single-payer system mini-series, Chase Cannon and Suzanne Spradley look at single-payer systems at the state level, specifically reviewing Vermont’s failed attempt at establishing a single-payer system. Chase walks through the political environment leading up to the passage of the state’s single-payer bill, the proposed plan, and the events that transpired in the years following the passage of the bill. Chase and Suzanne walk through several of the factors that prevented Vermont from implementing their single-payer proposal. They’ll cover funding, tax increases and exemptions, barriers to purported savings, and public education. The two close with a discussion on how Vermont’s struggles might impact single-payer efforts on both the state and federal level moving forward.


Every other week, NFP's legal experts make the subject of compliance personal for a wide audience. By breaking down the daunting details of emerging policies and bridging the gap between legislation and what it means for the listener, Chase Cannon and Suzanne Spradley make compliance issues relatable and relevant. Visit our Soundcloud page every two weeks for the most up-to-date episode.

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