Governor Shumlin had this reaction to the Kaiser Foundation report showing a 9% increase in the health care insurance premiums for the average American family:
The need for Vermont’s first-in-the-nation effort to create a single payer system that guarantees quality health care coverage while holding down the cost of care for individuals, families and employers has never been clearer.
More government involvement and control is sure to fix things. Or maybe not. We might all soon have reason to regret not heeding the prophetic words of P.J. O'Rourke:
If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free.