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Citing Costs, Vermont Shelves Single Payer Health System

Vermont will not push forward with its plan to launch a state-based single payer health care system in 2017, reports the Daily Caller.

Democratic Governor Peter Shumlin made the announcement on Wednesday, citing several factors.

Among the most important were changes in financing assumptions. Vermont had been counting on infusions of federal funding to buoy the program, but confirmed that it overshot its estimates by a whopping $311 million. Without the expected seed money of federal tax dollars there’s not enough start-up capital needed to get the project going.

The other blow to Vermont’s single payer scheme – to be called Green Mountain Care – is its lack of financial sustainability. In order to make the enterprise successful, Vermont would need to levy tax hikes like an…[more]

December 18, 2014 • 11:06 am
Senate Democrats' "Torture" Report Amounts to Malpractice

Senate Democrats' "Torture" Report Amounts to Malpractice

Which brings us to this week's defective "torture" report, seen by many as a parting shot from Senator Diane Feinstein (D - California) as she prepares for minority party status.

Song of the South: Democrats Whistling Past Dixie

Song of the South: Democrats Whistling Past Dixie

The Left’s contempt for the South is telling. Progressives claim that the region doesn’t reflect real American values — yet no part of the country sends more men and women into the armed services.

 Inside the Texas-Led, 20-State Lawsuit Challenging Obama’s Immigration Amnesty

Inside the Texas-Led, 20-State Lawsuit Challenging Obama’s Immigration Amnesty

If there is to be any hope in checking the executive branch’s unilateral expansion of its own authority, the federal judiciary must take this challenge seriously, and remind President Obama that once upon a time he was correct.

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