Shumlin Appoints Top Health Aide To New Board

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(Host) Governor Peter Shumlin has appointed his top health policy aide as head of the new Green Mountain Health Care board.

Anya Rader will be chairwoman of the board that’s charged with guiding Vermont toward developing a new system for administering health care in the state.

Governor Shumlin has made clear that he wants Vermont to adopt a single-payer system, but it’s the new health care board that can help guide that goal.

Shumlin says he has high expectations for the members of the new panel.

(Shumlin) "I have tremendous confidence in their ability to design the first sensible health care system for America and the first sensible health care system for Vermont where we use our health care dollars to make us healthy, to ensure that we contain costs and deliver quality care to every single Vermonter."

(Host) Shumlin also appointed Con Hogan to the board. Hogan is a former state Human Services secretary under former Governors Richard Snelling and Howard Dean.

Also joining the board are a Chittenden County businessman and two physicians. One of the doctors is affiliated with Fletcher Allen and the University of Vermont. The other has worked at Dartmouth and the Robert W. Johnson Foundation.

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