wins the gubernatorial race in Vermont, the campaign has pretty much failed to
illuminate the issue of health care reform, one of the most momentous the state
has ever faced. Health care now eats up 20 percent of the state’s economic
output and there is a broad consensus that the current trend is unsustainable.
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.