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Following Health Care Ruling, Vt. Officials Set To Take Next Step
Friday, 06/29/12
By Bob Kinzel
Because the state of Vermont has made so much progress meeting the goals of the Affordable Care Act, it's now eligible to apply for a new round of health care grants under the federal law.
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In Vermont, Court's Decision On Health Law Elicits Responses
Friday, 06/29/12
The Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Obama's health care bill has elicited plenty of responses from Vermonters.
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High Court Upholds Key Part Of Obama Health Law
Thursday, 06/28/12
In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court has upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
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Shumlin Applauds Court Decision, While Critics Warn About Costs
Thursday, 06/28/12
By Bob Kinzel
Governor Peter Shumlin says the U.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding the federal Affordable Care Act paves the way for Vermont to implement a single-payer health care system in 2017.
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Vermont Edition
How The Supreme Court Decision Affects Vermont
Friday, 06/29/12
By Bob Kinzel
We look at how the Supreme Court's decision will affect Governor Shumlin's efforts to implement a single payer system in Vermont.
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Vt. Delegation Is Relieved By Supreme Court Decision
Thursday, 06/28/12
Vermont's Congressional delegation expressed relief at Thursday's Supreme Court ruling, hoping to now focus on the implementation of President Obama's Affordable Care Act without the cloud of legal uncertainty.
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Analysis: Impact Of Health Care Ruling On VT
Thursday, 06/28/12
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's Bob Kinzel looks at Supreme Court's health care ruling and what it might mean for Vermont.
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Shumlin Will Pursue Single-Payer Health Care, Regardless Of Court Decision
Wednesday, 06/27/12
By Bob Kinzel
Governor Peter Shumlin says he'll continue to push for a single payer health care plan even if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down the entire federal Affordable Care Act.
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New Health Co-Op Forms With $34 Million In Federal Backing
Friday, 06/22/12
By John Dillon
Vermonters could soon have another choice for health insurance. That's the goal of a newly created Vermont health cooperative. The non-profit announced Friday that it won nearly $34 million in low-cost federal loans to capitalize the new insurance venture.
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Growth Of Health Care Costs Slows, But Trend Could Reverse
Thursday, 06/21/12
By Bob Kinzel
There's been a significant decline in the growth of health care costs in Vermont over the past few years.  But there are several factors that could reverse this trend.  
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Burlington Health Center Opens $11 Million Facility
Monday, 06/18/12
By Bob Kinzel
The Community Health Center of Burlington has officially opened the doors to its new $11 million facility. The center is part of a national effort to provide primary health care service to millions of people across the country.
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Health Care Reform Officials Say Vt. Is Ready For Next Step
Wednesday, 06/13/12
By Bob Kinzel
According to the Shumlin Administration, the state of Vermont is making great progress in its effort to create a health care exchange as part of the federal Affordable Care Act. This means the state is now eligible to apply for another major federal grant to put the exchange in place by January of 2014.
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With Governor's Signature, Health Care Bill Becomes Law
Wednesday, 05/16/12
By Bob Kinzel
Governor Peter Shumlin has signed the 2012 health care bill into law.  He says the bill puts the state on the road to implementing a single payer system. But an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court decision could have a big impact on the Governor's plan.
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Analysis: Health Care Board Takes Steps To Control Costs
Saturday, 05/05/12
By Peter Biello
With little fanfare, the Green Mountain Care Board announced this week that hospital budgets will be capped at 3.75 percent. Analyst Hamilton Davis says it's the Board's first significant step in controlling health care costs.
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Lawmakers Approve Round Two Of Health Care Measure
Tuesday, 04/24/12
The Vermont Senate has passed stage two of Vermont's push to get as close as it can to a universal, single-payer health care system by late in this decade.
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Vt. Senate Set To Consider 2012 Health Care Law
Saturday, 04/21/12
By Bob Kinzel
The heart of the health care bill is the creation of a consumer marketplace Exchange where individuals and businesses with fewer than 50 employees would be required to purchase their policies beginning in 2014.
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Vermont Ponders Ripple Effect Of Changes To Health Care Law
Monday, 03/26/12
By Bob Kinzel
Governor Peter Shumlin is confident that his health care reform initiatives will still be viable if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down the federal Affordable Care Act. But the state's top health care official isn't so sure.
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House To Debate Major Health Care Initiative
Thursday, 02/23/12
By Bob Kinzel
The House is set to begin its debate this morning on the major health care initiative of the session. Governor Peter Shumlin says he hopes passage of the legislation will encourage small businesses to drop coverage for their employees, because those employees will be eligible for several hundred million dollars in new federal subsidies.
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Health Care Debate Takes Partisan Turn At Statehouse
Thursday, 02/16/12
By Bob Kinzel
The health care debate at the Statehouse is taking a partisan turn as the House gets ready to consider the Governor's plan. Republican leaders say the bill is being rushed through the Legislature.  But the Democrats argue the Republicans are trying to "sabotage" health care reform in Vermont.
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Shumlin's Health Care Strategy Would Pave Way For Single-Payer System
Tuesday, 02/14/12
By Bob Kinzel
The Shumlin Administration has revealed a strategy that, at first glance, appears to undermine its own health care plan for small businesses. But the Administration's actions are actually geared to make it easier to implement a single-payer system.
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Vermont's Health Care Debate Focuses On Federal Mandate
Monday, 02/13/12
By Bob Kinzel
The role of the federally mandated consumer exchange is emerging as one of the most controversial issues in this year's health care debate.
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Shumlin Bows To Business Community On Health Care Plan
Monday, 02/06/12
By Bob Kinzel
The debate over health care this session at the Statehouse became less contentious on Monday when Governor Peter Shumlin adopted several key provisions backed by the state's business community.
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Lawmakers Turn Attention To Implementing Health Care Law
Friday, 01/27/12
By Bob Kinzel
Lawmakers spent a lot of time last year crafting a new outline for the state's health care system. This year they have to begin to implement the law. And that's already generating plenty of debate.
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Vermont Edition
Devil In The Details: Fulfilling Vermont's Health Care Goals
Friday, 01/27/12
By Bob Kinzel
A law that was passed last year set the course for major changes in Vermont's health care system, but the details are being worked out this year in the Legislature.
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Key Provisions Of Health Care Plan Stir Statehouse Debate
Tuesday, 01/17/12
By Bob Kinzel
Legislation that implements the key provisions of Governor Peter Shumlin's health care plan has been introduced at the Statehouse. And several parts of the bill are generating a lot of debate.
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