"Indeed, single-payer health reform is supported by a majority of Vermont residents, and although the current legislation falls short of that standard, it goes a long way to ensure high-quality, comprehensive and affordable care.
The Vermont plan, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, will be overseen by a five-person board. It is a Canadian look-alike model.
This is not a new idea for Vermont. In 2006, legislation was passed providing the foundation for health care reform. Each year since then Vermont’s administration and legislature have worked collaboratively to pass additional legislation that clarifies and enhances the 2006 act."