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Panel to study financing for single-payer health care

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Gov. Peter Shumlin, D-Vermont, won't be coming up with his own plan to pay for single-payer health care. Instead, he's creating a panel to study the issue.

Some had expected a financing plan for lawmakers to look at this session. But now, a nine-member panel will come up with options for taxes to pay for single-payer. The panel will include appointees from the governor, House Speaker Shap Smith and Senate President Pro Tem John Campbell. That panel will not deliver a taxing plan until 2015.

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