Vermont Governor Shumlin Signs Health ‘Exchange’ Bill

May 18, 2012

Gov. Peter Shumlin has signed into law the next step in a multi-year effort to revamp Vermont’s health care system and make it more like Canada’s.

The bill Shumlin signed on Wednesday calls for setting up a regulated health care marketplace — or “exchange” — in keeping with the federal health reform law passed two years ago.

Vermont plans to use the exchange as a springboard to launch a system which is to be as close as it can get to a single-payer health insurance program by 2017.

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