With tag: health_care_reform
State Board Sets 4 Percent Inflation Rate For Hospital Budgets
By Hamilton E. Davis
The Green Mountain Care Board has set forth a tentative target inflation
rate of 4 percent for Vermont's
14 hospitals for the coming fiscal year, a target that would add about $85
million to the current statewide spending level of $2.136 billion. The final
system increase will depend on the board's decisions on the individual
Voices In The Week's News: January 25, 2013
By Bob Kinzel
This week, volunteers marked Martin Luther
King Day by doing community service, the state said detecting future leaks at
Vermont Yankee may be compromised, committees looked into high gasoline prices,
Legislators were introduced to the Health care Exchange software and Vermonters
hit the ice for some pond hockey.
Vt. Hospitals Take Big Health Care Overhaul Step
from Burlington's Fletcher Allen Health Care, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical
Center and other hospitals serving Vermont have joined to create the nation's
first statewide accountable care organization. Friday's
announcement means about 42,000 of Vermont's 118,000 Medicare beneficiaries will get
their care from the new entity.
Health Co-op Grand Opening
governor and congressional delegation will be among those on hand Tuesday for the
grand opening of a new health co-op, in South Burlington.
How To Pay For Single Payer? The Answer Will Have To Wait
By Bob Kinzel
A provision in Vermont's health care law called on the
Shumlin Administration to identify several ways to finance a single payer
health care system early next year. But the 2013 date was chosen when it seemed that the state might get
a federal waiver to implement a single payer plan in the next few years. Since that possibility now seems
remote, officials say it doesn't make any sense to vote on a plan until
at least 2015.
Vermont Doctors Gather To Talk Health Care Reform
from around Vermont will gather at a conference this weekend to discuss
how they can help reform the state's health care system. The conference will be held Saturday at UVM.
Brock To Talk Health Care
running for Vermont governor says there are 25 things the state can do to
reduce costs and raise quality in health care.