"All but ignored in the multitude of media coverage about the ACA and its problems, Vermont has become the first state in the union to pass a single-payer universal health care law for its residents. It has a snappy slogan: Everybody in, nobody out.
The system will be fully operational by 2017, funded by Medicare, Medicaid, federal money for the ACA given to Vermont, and a slight increase in taxes. Everyone will be able to go to any doctor or hospital in the state free of charge. No plans to figure out, no insurance forms to sweat over, no gotchas."
yeah, right; Vermont can exempt itself from the laws of economics by mere legislative fiat. Oh, and with a heapin' helping of OPM - other peoples' money: "funded by Medicare, Medicaid, federal money for the ACA given to Vermont" oh, and a dollop, a smidgeon, a mere wafer thin mint, of money from Vermonters themselves: "and a slight increase in taxes." What a bunch of hooey.
You ought to be honest - mind you, I don't hold my breath waiting for honesty from liberals - and admit that the real fact of the matter is that the other 49 states - the taxpayers in the other 49 states - have been snookered into buying Vermont a single-payer system.
If the people of Vermont weren't such raving hypocrites, they'd have stood on their own collective two feet and funded this themselves, on their own backs, not on the backs of the taxpayers in the other 49 states. Then again, without hypocrisy a liberal would be, well, he wouldn't be a liberal; he might still be a stupid idiot, but he wouldn't be a liberal.