Health Care In Vermont

Uninsured Vermonters: 23,000

Uninsured Vermonters: 23,000

The percentage of Vermonters without health insurance is the second lowest in the nation, and has reduced significantly in the last several years. In 2012, 6.8 percent of Vermont's population was uninsured. Last year that number was 3.7%.

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Shumlin Wants $90 Million Payroll Tax To Fund Health Care Reforms

Shumlin Wants $90 Million Payroll Tax To Fund Health Care Reforms

Less than a month after shelving his plan to make Vermont the first state in the nation with a single-payer health care system, Gov. Peter Shumlin used his budget address today to restore his credentials as a committed proponent of serious health care reform.

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Payment Reform Is Top Health Care Priority

Payment Reform Is Top Health Care Priority

State officials say the likely demise of a single payer health care system doesn't mean that the 2015 Legislature won't take significant steps to make health care more accessible and more affordable for many Vermonters. 

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Despite Pledge Of Openness, Shumlin Withholds Numerous Single Payer Documents

Despite Pledge Of Openness, Shumlin Withholds Numerous Single Payer Documents

Last month, after announcing that he’d decided to shelve single-payer health care, Peter Shumlin said he’d provide unfettered access to any government records showing how he arrived at that choice. But the governor has now decided to withhold from public view scores of single payer documents authored by members of his own cabinet.

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Analysis: Shumlin Presented Most Costly Option For Single Payer

Analysis: Shumlin Presented Most Costly Option For Single Payer

Gov. Peter Shumlin's decision to abandon a single-payer health care system this session echoed at the state house last week as protestors from the Health Care is a Human Right campaign interrupted his inaugural address.

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'Pod Squads' Improve Pre-Natal Care At Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

'Pod Squads' Improve Pre-Natal Care At Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

A group of about 30 physicians at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center has completely revamped the way they deliver pre-natal care to make sure patients don’t feel shuffled from doctor to doctor. The move came in response to a pregnant patient who was not happy with the way her appointments were handled.

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Single Payer Advocates Protest At Shumlin's Inaugural

Single Payer Advocates Protest At Shumlin's Inaugural

Dozens of single-payer health care advocates wearing red shirts stood behind Gov. Peter Shumlin and applauded when he signed Act 48 into law three years ago, putting Vermont on the path to a single-payer health care system.

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Live Blog: Shumlin Reelected; Protesters Disrupt Inaugural

Live Blog: Shumlin Reelected; Protesters Disrupt Inaugural

After lawmakers chose Gov. Peter Shumlin for a third term in office Thursday morning, he delivered his inaugural address to a packed chamber in the Statehouse. Shumlin's speech focused on new renewable energy policies and a redoubled effort to clean up the state's waterways.

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New Shumlin Health Care Plan Could Expand Access To Primary Care

New Shumlin Health Care Plan Could Expand Access To Primary Care

Gov. Peter Shumlin says he'll unveil a major health care initiative later this week that's designed to strengthen Vermont's primary care physician network. A second goal of the plan is to lower the cost of private health insurance premiums.

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Number Of Uninsured Vermonters Drops To 3.7 Percent

The Shumlin Administration says Vermont has seen a significant decline in the number of people who don't have health insurance. Gov. Peter Shumlin says the federal Affordable Care Act is the major reason why this has happened.

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