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UVM Health Network, BCBS support parts of Shumlin’s premium reduction plan

Lawrence Miller, Secretary of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development, speaks at a press conference with Governor Peter Shumlin. VTD Photo/Taylor Dobbs

The state’s largest hospital network and largest insurer back Gov. Peter Shumlin’s efforts to reduce premium growth.

Tom Torti: A rational approach to health care reform

The Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce broadly supports Vermont’s attempt to reform our health care system.

Healthfirst to drop out of Medicare ACO offering

Kellie Lafaille takes Kim Kennison's blood pressure at The Health Center in Plainfield. Photo by Morgan True/VTDigger

A network of providers in an Accountable Care Organization says incentives for shared-savings targets can’t be met.

Green Mountain Care Board public meeting

The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) will hold the following public meeting:  Thursday, January 15: – Board business including but not limited to Payment Reform, Insurance Rate Review, Certificate of Need, Hospital Budgets, Rulemaking, and new business For more information, contact Anna Bassford (802-828-2130) NOTE: All regularly scheduled Thursday meetings are held from 1-4 […]

Green Mountain Care Board public meetings in January

The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) will hold the following public meetings in January.

Shumlin releases single payer report, says decision was never political

Gov. Peter Shumlin spoke about his plans for the next term at a news conference Wednesday in Montpelier. Shumlin holds a lead over Republican Scott Milne in the general election, but neither candidate achieved a majority, leaving it up to the Legislature to choose the next governor. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

The 57-page report detailing how and when his administration came to that conclusion was released just after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Protesters demand action on single payer, condemn Shumlin’s reversal

A protester burns a medical bill in a demonstration against Gov. Peter Shumlin's decision not to pursue single payer health care in the next legislative session. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

A protest organized by the Vermont Workers’ Center sought to advance the cause of single payer health care, despite Gov. Shumlin’s decision that it is fiscally unworkable.

Is history repeating itself on health reform?

Howard Dean. Photo by Vincent Gallegos

Some fear the same pitfalls that stymied major reforms to Vermont’s health care system in 1994 under Howard Dean could also derail Shumlin’s effort.

Green Mountain Care Board public meetings in December

The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) will hold the following public meetings in December.

John McClaughry: The coming administrative state

The Great Administrative State leads to citizen powerlessness. It will ultimately crush citizen initiative, restrict liberty, and reduce its citizens to subjects.

Bea Grause: Lower costs, cover everyone, protect choice

Vermont’s not-for-profit hospitals look forward to working with the Legislature to advance policies essential to providing more affordable health care for every Vermonter.

Estimate for new Fletcher Allen inpatient building drops slightly

Fletcher Allen Health Care has submitted final cost estimates to regulators for a new inpatient facility it hopes to begin constructing in 2015. The proposed 180,000-square-foot building would include 128 single-occupancy rooms. The seven-story structure would be located on the west side of Fletcher Allen’s property in Burlington above the existing emergency department parking lot. […]

Green Mountain Care Board public meetings in November

The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) will hold the following public meetings in November.

Feds won’t let Vermont have Medicare cash; seniors’ need for gap coverage under single-payer unknown


Gov. Peter Shumlin has said he wants a true single-payer system that covers all Vermonters, including seniors on Medicare, but the framework that would have rolled Medicare into Green Mountain Care is not an option, according to health officials.

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