Health Care Board Chief Plans Changes To Payment System

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Vermont made headlines during the last legislative session by passing a bill that put the state on the path to a single-payer health care system.

The law creates a five-person board to design a health care system, develop cost control efforts and determine a benefits package.

The board will also work with Governor Peter Shumlin to figure how to pay for the new health care system.

The chief of this new Green Mountain Care board is Anya Rader Wallack. Rader Wallack served as the governor’s special assistant for health reform in the most recent legislative session which she will need to draw on to meet immediate and long-term challenges. Rader Wallack speaks with VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb.

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