The May issue of EBA contained an interview with Bob Gaydos, an adviser in Vermont who described the current effort in that state to create a single-payer health care system. The article had the feel of a post-mortem, since the outcome of a socialized system seems a foregone conclusion - even if the details of the plan are missing.

Reading it reminded me of a meeting I attended in June 2010 in New York, where I provided "the Massachusetts perspective" to an advisory board that insures people nationally. After listening to two hours of fearful and anxious conversation, it occurred to me: "I'm in a time-warp - everybody else in the room is in (pre-reform) 2007!"

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