Preliminary Debate And Vote Set To Take Place
MONTPELIER, Vt. - The Vermont Senate is expected to discuss and vote on an historic health care bill that would effectively create the path towards a single-payer system.
All Vermonters would be eligible under the tax-payer funded plan. Supporters also say it will be cheaper than the current system because it is more efficient.
"We estimate we can save $500 million, and that's a conservative estimate," said Sen. Claire Ayer.
By Randy Gyllenhaal
Read more: WPTZ Plattsburgh (April 21, 2011)
The Canadian health-care system is facing many controversies from sectors in the country. Economists believe that co-ordinating and mobilizing health-care businesses could improve the efficiency of the system. Such practices will also contribute towards the employment and economic growth.
The small health related businesses have lack of co-ordination between them because of which the patients suffer a lot. These small businesses include; pharmacies, clinics, nursing homes, optometrists and dentists. These businesses also have an impact on patient care.
By Annabel Tautou
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Universal health insurance is on the American policy agenda for the fifth time since World War II. In the 1960s, the U.S. chose public coverage for only the elderly and the very poor, while Canada opted for a universal program for hospitals and physicians\' services. As a policy analyst, I know there are lessons to be learned from studying the effect of different approaches in similar jurisdictions. But, as a Canadian with lots of American friends and relatives, I am saddened that Americans seem incapable of learning them.
We peacefully share a continent, a British heritage of representative ...