Peter Shumlin on Health Care


We need a single payer system for all

Vermont needs to move quickly to control the cost of quality health care.

The jump in premiums is significantly higher than any increase in wages Americans are experiencing in this struggling economy and a burden on businesses at a time when we want to get people back to work. The need for Vermont's first-in-the-nation effort to create a single payer system that guarantees quality health care coverage while holding down the cost of care for individuals, families and employers has never been clearer.

Source: 2011 gubernatorial press release, "Kaiser" , Sep 27, 2011

Vermont-wide system of public financing of health care

Sadly, even after all of the sound and fury in Washington, the cost of health care will continue to increase, and people will still be deprived of quality, affordable care--unless we, in the states, do something about it.

With Peter Shumlin as Governor Vermont could create a system of public financing of health care that would provide all Vermonters with quality, affordable health care and eliminate the administrative waste of the current system that goes into paperwork and profits, not health care.

Source: Campaign website, shumlinforgovernor.com, "Issues" , Nov 2, 2010

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VT Senatorial:
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Gubernatorial Debates 2015:
KY: Conway(D) vs.Bevin(R)
LA: Vitter(R) vs.Dardenne(R) vs.Edwards(D)
MS: Bryant(R) vs.Slater(D)
Gubernatorial Debates 2016:
DE: Bonini(D) vs.Carney(R)
IN: Pence(R) vs.Gregg(D)
MO: Hanaway(R) vs.Brunner(R)
MT: Bullock(D) vs.Perea(R)
NC: McCrory(R) vs.Cooper(D) vs.Spaulding(D)
ND: Dalrymple(R) vs.Heitkamp(D) vs.Pomeroy(D)
NH: Hassan(D) vs.Bradley(R)
OR: Brown(D)
UT: Herbert(R) vs.Matheson(D)
VT: Shumlin(D)
WA: Inslee(D) vs.Bryant(R)
WV: Kessler(R) vs.Cole(D)
Newly-elected governors (first seated in Jan. 2015):
AK-I: Bill Walker
AR-R: Asa Hutchinson
AZ-R: Doug Ducey
IL-R: Bruce Rauner
MA-R: Charlie Baker
MD-R: Larry Hogan
NE-R: Pete Ricketts
OR-D: Kate Brown
PA-D: Tom Wolf
RI-D: Gina Raimondo
TX-R: Greg Abbott

Lame ducks 2015-16:
DE-D: Jack Markell
(term-limited 2016)
KY-D: Steve Beshear
(term-limited 2015)
LA-R: Bobby Jindal
(term-limited 2015)
MO-D: Jay Nixon
(term-limited 2016)
VT-D: Peter Shumlin
(retiring 2016)
WV-D: Earl Ray Tomblin
(term-limited 2016)
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