• Half the story
    September 17,2013
     

    Half the story

    The recent Times Argus headline “Shumlin eyes payroll tax hike” on the front page unfortunately tells only half the story of funding for single payer. It isn’t until the last paragraph on Page 3 of the Peter Hirschfeld article that we read about the “biggest health care premium reduction in American history” that should more than offset the payroll tax in dollars for all Vermonters.

    To emphasize in a headline only one aspect of the plan without the other is not even-handed reporting. Unfortunately, to many casual readers, the “tax,” not the “premium reduction” is what they will end up remembering.

    Jerry Kilcourse

    Montpelier

    MORE IN Letters
    Burr Morse’s supposedly humorous commentary on health care reform, which is implying that reform... Full Story
    Mike Smith and Lt. Gov. Phillip Scott appear to be part of a mutual admiration society. Full Story
    In the future, when we want news, it would be wise to consider what Leslie Moonves, executive... Full Story
    More Articles
  •  
     
    • MEDIA GALLERY 
    • VIDEOS
    • PHOTOS