As Karoli already noted, Vermont is now moving towards passing a single payer health care plan in their state. President Obama recently stated his support for allowing waivers for states that want to implement single payer health plans before the date of 2017 called for in the Affordable Care Act. And as Rachel Maddow noted here, despite all of their rhetoric about how Republicans supposedly have better ideas for how to reform our health care system, we're not seeing any of these red states step up in the manner Vermont has and offer any alternatives like we're seeing in Vermont.
I hope to hell we see this end up being implemented in Vermont since it could lead to other states following their model, which is similar to how Canada ended up with their system. One province started it and others followed and eventually the entire country. Something needs to give to get us out from under the grip of the insurance companies and their lock on our system of providing health care to our citizens that puts profits and their stock holders above the needs of those paying into the system. And thank you to Bernie Sanders for helping to promote this in your state.