New nursing graduates no longer have their pick of jobs, because older nurses are putting off retirement. But is it only temporary? Plus, a look back at the legacy and Vermont life of homesteaders Scott and Helen Nearing.
Syndicated columnist and
co-founder of American Prospect Magazine Robert Kuttner says the first red
herring about single-payer health care is that it limits choice for the
patient, and if you want proof look at Medicare.
Two nationally known health care
policy thinkers will be in Vermont
this week. And they’ll be engaging in a debate on whether or not single payer health care is the
best way to fix what ails the American health care system. Economist Arnold Kling agrees the current system
is unsustainable, but says single payer is not the answer.
Obama Administration is going around the country to gather ideas about how to
reform the health care system. A meeting in Burlington on Tuesday gave a chance for the governors of Massachusetts and Vermont to offer their states as potential models for
say they plan to turn out next week for a health care reform forum that
Governor Jim Douglas is co-hosting. Douglas
and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick agreed to hold the forum on behalf of
the White House.
Bernie Sanders has proposed quadrupling the money spent on community health
centers across the country. Sanders
says his bill can be the foundation to national health care reform because the
centers would guarantee universal access to primary care.