Dr. Margaret Flowers analyzed the lessons from the single payer demise in Vermont, noting the struggle for universal healthcare is a century old. She finds the human rights framework remains central, and prevents the divide and conquer tactic from being effective. Clarity about single payer is essential to principles of universality and to cost control. Flowers notes that Vermonters lacked transparency, accountability, and participation in their political process. She pleas for developing political muscle, not just having facts. LEARN MORE in her op-ed "Lessons on the Struggle for Health Care as a Human Right" posted by Popular Resistance on 1-4-15.