http://thinkprogress.org/2011/05/26/vermont-governor-single-payer/ If they get a waiver from DC they can implement it in 2017, although Obama is apparently open to an amendment to let them start in 2014 instead. What do you think? I think it's safe to say that Mitt Romney's healthcare bill played a large role in shaping what was considered passable on a federal level. If VT can show that single payer is a viable way to handle insurance, will it be adopted by other states? CT was on the verge of a similar bill, but our Gov. has soured on the idea at the 11th hour. Either way, we'll eventually get a chance to see exactly how a single payer system in America actually works.