Vermont doctors divided over Dem's proposed single-payer health plan

MONTPELIER - Vermont State Rep. George Till, M.D. (D-Jericho), released the results of the 2011 Vermont Physician Legislative Survey. Till conducted the survey among fellow physicians with a support grant from the University of Vermont College of Medicine.

Till had assistance from students enrolled at the UVM College of Medicine.

The survey was the first of its kind in the state; it was offered to all active licensed physicians in Vermont and was not conducted by a governmental agency. Survey invitations were sent to 1,686 licensed physicians. Approximately 610 physicians (36 percent) completed the Internet survey.

The survey asked 25 questions about Vermont's proposed single-payer health care plan.

Thirty-seven percent (37 percent) of the respondents self-identified themselves as primary care physicians. The doctors responding ranged in age from age 29 to 81.

The full survey results can be viewed at Till's legislative website: www.georgetill.com.

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