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  •  Provision? (0+ / 0-)

    I'm not necessarily doubting you -

    But I have read the Senate bill multiple times and I'm not recalling the section or the language that does this.

    I guess everyone's got their own blog now.

    by zonk on Tue Mar 09, 2010 at 03:11:58 PM PST

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    •  here's link (2+ / 0-)
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      corvo, JesseCW

      KFF comparsion chart- choose Senate plan and "State provisions"
      http://www.kff.org/...
      also a good article from VT single payer group:
      http://vermontforsinglepayer.org/...

      •  OK (0+ / 0-)

        Thanks -

        I think the Vermont group is being a bit hyper-concerned -- one of the big reasons that the bill has so many long term provisions, kick-in times, and then puts off additional waivers until 2017 is because it really IS a pretty massive job for HHS and DOL to get their act in order to administer the changes.

        The Vermont group - and I did read their entire post - seems to be using this provision to push passage of a Vermont single payer bill... bully for them.

        The Vermonters are actually saying that they need to enact their single payer plan before 2014 - or else they couldn't enact one until 2017.   There's essentially a 3 year blackout period for granting waivers.

        I went back to the specific sections both KKF and the VT group are talking about - and I do see the point - either you pass a state based single payer by 2014, or, you have to wait until 2017 when waiver requests re-open.

        I don't think that was necessarily intended as a state-based single payer poison pill -- the legislation goes out of its way to avoid interfering with good state plans -- but I think it's more a reality of not wanting to make a difficult implementation even harder.

        I guess everyone's got their own blog now.

        by zonk on Tue Mar 09, 2010 at 04:50:48 PM PST

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