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Vermonters will not be part of a single-payer healthcare system.
Gov. Peter Shumlin had hoped to create the first state-based single-payer system in 2017, but skepticism from both state lawmakers and constituents has halted the idea.
“This is not the right time” for enacting single payer, Shumlin said in a statement.
Shumlin cited the big increases in taxes Vermonters would see that would be required to pay