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Shumlin To Give Details On Single Payer Decision

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Governor Peter Shumlin says he will release the details that led to his decision to abandon plans to make Vermont the first state in the country with a universal, publicly funded health care system.

Shumlin said Tuesday that his administration planned to release data and hundreds of pages of documents.

Calling it the biggest disappointment of his political career, Shumlin announced the decision to drop the proposal on Dec. 17, saying the plan would require tax increases too big for the state to absorb.

He said Tuesday that he is determined to work with legislators and health care regulators to move from a fee-per-service payment system to one that reimburses providers for health outcomes by January of 2017.

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