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Single Payer: Alive and Still Remarkably Well

Linda Bergthold | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

As the country prepares for open enrollment October 1st in the insurance exchanges of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), a small group of dedicated artists and politicians in Pennsylvania have been working toward a broader solution.

Vermont Takes Major Step To Prevent Overdose Deaths

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) signed legislation on Wednesday offering protection to anyone seeking medical help in the incident of a drug or alcohol...

Dem Gov Signs Landmark Bill Into Law

AP | WILSON RING | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

MONTPELIER, Vt. -- After years of debate, Vermont became the fourth state in the country Monday to allow doctors to prescribe lethal doses of medicine...

Vermont Governor Praises State's Response To Irene

AP | DAVE GRAM | Posted 10.27.2012 | Green

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont has become a national leader in how to respond to natural disasters, Gov. Peter Shumlin says, and there's little he'd...

Vermont Governor Marries Lesbian Couple

AP | JOHN CURRAN | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Making good on a campaign promise, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin married a lesbian couple in a small ceremony in his office. The...

Vermont Becomes First State To Move Toward Universal Health Care

Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

By Zach Howard BRATTLEBORO, Vermont -- Vermont became the first state to lay the groundwork for single-payer health care on Thursday when its g...

Peter Shumlin Wins Vermont Democratic Governor's Primary After Recount

AP | JOHN CURRAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Two and a half weeks after Vermont's oh-so-close Democratic gubernatorial primary, a winner finally emerged Friday when a re-c...