The future Governor of Vermont is going to try, and he announced the team that he hopes will design a universal health care program for Vermonters.  The vtdigger article states, “Shumlin campaigned on the idea that a centralized, Medicare-style state medical plan would control the skyrocketing cost of health care in part by eliminating duplicative administrative costs. If Shumlin is able to pull it off, Vermont would be the first state in the nation to offer a universal health care benefit to all residents.”  I’ve been wondering of late what type of federal waiver this would require, and if that is politically attainable.  Any health care law scholars out there with an answer?