Whether the Green Mountain State keeps moving forward with its goal of achieving universal coverage while also reducing the growth of health care spending depends largely on how the state's residents and businesses react to what Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has in mind.
There is one arena in which misleading the public not only is abided but is the norm: politics. In fact, much of what constitutes political discourse in this country is now built on a foundation of dishonesty.
Here's a suggestion for the National Federation of Independent Business, the group that led the legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act and has now spent over $1 million in the 2012 elections, every dollar of it either supporting Republicans or attacking Democrats.