A provision in Vermont’s health care law called on the
Shumlin Administration to identify several ways to finance a single payer
health care system early next year. But the 2013 date was chosen when it seemed that the state might get
a federal waiver to implement a single payer plan in the next few years. Since that possibility now seems
remote, officials say it doesn’t make any sense to vote on a plan until
at least 2015.