To the Editor:

The League of Women Voters of Vermont strongly supports universal, state-supported health care for Vermont.

There seems to be a misconception that because Vermont Connect is having technical difficulties, administering a single payer system will somehow be worse. There's every reason in the world to believe the opposite is true.

Under single payer, there will be:

1. No need to determine the best balance of deductibles vs. premiums vs. copays.

2. No need to submit personal financial data, so a complicated algorithm can determine eligibility for subsidy and how much that subsidy will be.

3. No need to update that information when your circumstances change, and go through the eligibility determination again.

Everybody in, nobody out. All you need is to be a resident of Vermont.

How can that possibly be harder to administer than the exchange?

Jean Hopkins

League of Women Voters of Vermont