Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin says the state will push ahead with an overhaul of its healthcare system, no matter what the U.S. Supreme Court does with the federal Affordable Care Act.
Vt. will push ahead with healthcare overhaul
Shumlin tells the Associated Press he's worried that if the law is struck down in its entirety, the state could lose as much as $400 million a year in federal funding it had been hoping to use to subsidize universal access to healthcare.
But he says Vermonters spend $5 billion a year on healthcare now, and the state must continue efforts to get costs under control.
Shumlin says he remains bound and determined to implement America's first universal, single-payer healthcare system.
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