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MONTPELIER, Vt. – Vermont lawmakers made clear Friday that recently enacted federal health care reform did not go far enough toward a public model, passing legislation that could bring to the state the "public option" health insurance rejected by Washington or even a Canadian-style single-payer system.

By a vote of 91-42, the Democratic controlled House passed its own version of legislation passed earlier by the Senate. Both bills call for designing a single-payer system, in which a government agency would administer and make all payments for health care.

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While I have been an advocate for the single payer system, I would have settled for a public option.  

The single payer system will drive small businesses to Vermont. Entrepenurialship will explode. Unemployment will rapidly decline.  

Imagine the relief this will bring to small family businesses around this State.

Let's hope this gets on the fast track and hopefully Massachusetts and the rest of the Country follows suit.

Updated: Thank you everyone for your comments.  I am grateful that you have put this diary on the REC list.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Originally posted to Ray Medeiros on Sun Nov 21, 2010 at 07:30 PM PST.

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