With tag: green_mountain_care_board
Study: States Can Learn From Vermont’s Health Care Reform
By Kirk Carapezza
One of the country's top medical journals is touting Vermont's health care reform effort as an example for the
rest of the nation. A study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine says other
states can learn some lessons from Vermont in rolling out health exchanges that are essential to
the federal Affordable Care Act.
Vermont Releases Insurance Rates Under Obamacare
By Kirk Carapezza
Vermont became the first state on Monday to publish the rates
it would charge people who don't currently have health insurance to get
coverage - a key step toward establishing the health exchanges that are central
to the federal health care law known as Obamacare. Health
officials said Monday the rates are comparable to current commercial rates.
Vermont’s New Adjutant General
By Bob Kinzel
Newly elected Adjutant General Steven Cray discusses issues affecting the National Guard, VPR's Hamilton Davis analyzes Vermont's
efforts to establish a health care exchange and we listen back to the voices in the news.
Analysis: Evaluating Health Board's Performance On Hospital Budgets
By Hamilton E. Davis
The Green Mountain Care Board has now completed its approval process for
the coming year's budgets for Vermont's
14 hospitals. It was the board's first effort and marked the third iteration in
the state's effort to regulate health care costs. The first was the Hospital
Data Council that ran through the 1980s and early 1990s; that morphed into
BISHCA, which first got the power to set budgets in the mid-1990s; and now the
Green Mountain Care Board, which has the same powers as BISHCA, but should have
far greater weight than its predecessor.