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Monday, June 6, 2011

NJ Urged to Adopt Single Payer System for Workmens Comp

A coalition that has been formed in NJ is urging that the Garden State follow the lead of Vermont and establish a single-payer system.  Single-payer movements have already made important progress in California and Pennsylvania. The New Jersey One Plan One Nation coalition is leading the campaign in New Jersey.

Citing that in 1777 the Commonwealth of Vermont became the first sovereign state in the world to abolish slavery the coalition, the coalition is now advocating a similar nation adoption of Vermont legal precedence. On May 26, 2011. Vermont became the first state in the U.S. to commit itself to establishing a truly universal single-payer healthcare plan that includes workers' compensation medical care.