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AHIP: Romney defends Massachusetts healthcare reform, to a point

Former Massachusetts Governor and 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney defended his landmark universal healthcare reform in a keynote at America's Health Insurance Plans AHIP Institute conference. However, he said that what worked in the Bay State should not have been applied on a national level.

The rise and fall of Vermont's single-payer healthcare system

When  Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) signed legislation in 2011 to create a single-payer healthcare system for his state, the concept looked promising.  However,  Shumlin pulled the plug on the system three years later after realizing the difficulty of financing the endeavor. There are two major reasons why the system failed.

Author: Vermont should heed woes of UK, Canadian single-payer systems

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin's failure to win re-election outright could jeopardize the state's plan to create a single-payer healthcare system. That's a good thing, according to Sally C. Pipes, author of 'The Cure for Obamacare.'

Has the demise of employer-based insurance begun?

There was a lot of public discussion last week after the U.S. Supreme Court decided Hobby Lobby doesn't have to cover certain kinds of contraceptive devices in its health plan. Whether you or I...

Medicare for all would save billions in 'wasteful' spending

Americans' health and well-being would benefit from a complete expansion of Medicare, essentially eliminating the "wasteful" private insurance industry, according to a new study from the Physicians for a National Health Program.