At Vox.com, Sarah Kliff documents efforts in Vermont to socialize the financing of medical care in the state. The relevant legislation was signed into law in 2011, and if the state government is able to stick to its own schedule, starting in 2017, the government will be the sole payer for most medical services in Vermont (this kind of socialized medicine is called “single payer”).
Last week Rituparna Basu gave a talk, sponsored by the Toronto Objectivist Committee and the Freedom Party of Ontario, at the University of Toronto in Canada, on "The Disease Killing Canadian Health Care.”
In my recent interview with Sally Pipes about Canadian health care, we discussed how Canada succumbed to socialized medicine. According to Ms. Pipes, calls for government-provided health care began in the province of Saskatchewan in the 1940s.