LETTER: Vermont, N.Y. reform different, Walter Carpenter, Riverdale Press

By Walter Carpenter, Oct 27, 2019

As a Vermont health care activist, I enjoy seeing The Riverdale Presspop up on my alerts: Both for the frequency of your supportive coverage, and your insightful local contributors.

When I saw your editorial, I needed to respond, despite not being a Bronx resident. “The previous attempt — in Vermont — was a disaster” needs correction, and I hope this is OK with the editors.

Please allow me to offer some history as I was in the thick of that fierce battle.

No single-payer plan ever materialized. When Vermont passed its historic Act 48 mandating that health care should be a public good for all Vermonters, we were proud of our state legislature, taking the initiative to lead a health care revolution in America....

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