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Analysis: Rader Wallack's Departure Won't Derail Health Reform
Tuesday, 04/09/13
By Hamilton E. Davis
After two years of preparing to tackle health care reform, the Shumlin administration is losing its most important player, Anya Rader Wallack, the chair of Green Mountain Care Board. Her departure will change the effort, but won't derail it.
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Study: States Can Learn From Vermont’s Health Care Reform
Wednesday, 04/03/13
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.
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Vermont Releases Insurance Rates Under Obamacare
Monday, 04/01/13
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.
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Chair Of Green Mountain Care Health Board Resigns
Wednesday, 03/27/13
By Kirk Carapezza
On Wednesday, the woman who has led the Shumlin administration's health care overhaul for the past two years announced that she's leaving state government at a critical juncture for the effort.
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Vermont’s New Adjutant General
Friday, 02/22/13
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.
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New Report Says Private Health Care Costs To Increase By 7 Percent
Thursday, 11/29/12
By Bob Kinzel
According to a new report, private health insurance premiums are increasing, on average, by roughly 7 percent this year and state officials say it's unlikely that this rate will go down unless comprehensive payment reform plans are put into place.
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Analysis: Evaluating Health Board's Performance On Hospital Budgets
Friday, 09/21/12
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.
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Voices In The Week's News: September 21, 2012
Friday, 09/21/12
These were some of the voices in the news this week.
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Green Mountain Care Board Caps Hospital Spending
Thursday, 09/13/12
By Bob Kinzel
The Green Mountain Care Board has capped overall hospital spending for next year at 3.75 percent. But the decision does allow for higher spending if the money is targeted at specific cost saving investments.
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Green Mountain Care Board Works To Decrease Cost Of Health Care
Wednesday, 11/09/11
By Bob Kinzel
Vermont's doctors have formed a new organization to allow them to take an active role in forming a new state health care system in the coming years. The new organization is needed to comply with federal anti-trust laws.
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Green Mountain Care Board Focuses On Cost Containment
Tuesday, 10/04/11
By Bob Kinzel
The new state board that will oversee virtually every aspect of health care in Vermont met for the first time on Tuesday. One of the top priorities for the Green Mountain Care Board is to implement a number of cost containment measures during its first year in operation.
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