Why no Vermont-style health system transformation in Massachusetts?

The creation of single payer insurance has fallen off the radar in Massachusetts, HSPH Prof. John McDonough wrote in his Health Stew blog on the Boston Globe website on December 12, 2011. Discussing the departure of three leading Massachusetts health policy experts who recently moved to Vermont to work on the implementation of that state’s new single payer health insurance system, McDonough ponders why no efforts are underway to explore a similar system in Massachusetts.

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