single payer http://wamc.org en Vermont Lawmaker Sues To Get Health Finance Plan http://wamc.org/post/vermont-lawmaker-sues-get-health-finance-plan <p></p><p></p><p>A Vermont lawmaker is suing the Shumlin administration to get information about how the governor plans to pay for the universal health care system his administration plans to launch by 2017. Thu, 01 May 2014 03:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 89416 at http://wamc.org Vermont Lawmaker Sues To Get Health Finance Plan Health Care Memo Stirs Critique http://wamc.org/post/health-care-memo-stirs-critique <p></p><p></p><p>As Vermont moves toward a single-payer health care system, legislators must consider numerous infrastructure and fiscal changes. This week, a memo from one of the legislature’s consultants outlining suggestions to retool the health system revamp emerged. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 88493 at http://wamc.org Health Care Memo Stirs Critique Committee Proposes Hard Deadline For Single-Payer Financing Plan http://wamc.org/post/committee-proposes-hard-deadline-single-payer-financing-plan <p></p><p></p><p>Some Vermont legislators are proposing to cut funding for the state’s transition to universal health care if the governor fails to provide a financial plan for the system by next January. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 88436 at http://wamc.org Committee Proposes Hard Deadline For Single-Payer Financing Plan VT House Committee Considers Road To Single Payer http://wamc.org/post/vt-house-committee-considers-road-single-payer <p></p><p></p><p>The health care committee of the Vermont House is lining up some of the tasks that will have to be finished before the state rolls out the first-in-the-nation single payer health care system, now scheduled for 2017. Sat, 11 Jan 2014 02:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 81641 at http://wamc.org VT House Committee Considers Road To Single Payer Shumlin Recommitting VT To Health Care Plan http://wamc.org/post/shumlin-recommitting-vt-health-care-plan <p></p><p></p><p>A critic of Vermont's health care reform efforts says the governor's recommitment to creating the nation's first single payer health care system is a threat to the Vermont economy. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 01:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 81384 at http://wamc.org Shumlin Recommitting VT To Health Care Plan Doctors Raise Concerns About Vermont Health Care Reforms http://wamc.org/post/doctors-raise-concerns-about-vermont-health-care-reforms <p></p><p></p><p>A group of physicians opposed to Vermont’s move to create a single-payer health care system is warning that planned changes could drive practitioners out of the state. Thu, 04 Apr 2013 21:57:29 +0000 Pat Bradley 61486 at http://wamc.org Doctors Raise Concerns About Vermont Health Care Reforms Vermont Health Care Reforms Move Forward, But Key Official to Leave http://wamc.org/post/vermont-health-care-reforms-move-forward-key-official-leave <p></p><p></p><p>Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin and administration health officials outlined progress the state has made in its efforts to launch Vermont Health Connect - its version of the federally mandated healthcare exchange. The administration also announced that one of the leaders of the state’s move to a single-payer system is leaving. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 60956 at http://wamc.org Vermont Health Care Reforms Move Forward, But Key Official to Leave New York State Assemblyman Phil Steck - Fracking, green jobs, and the budget http://wamc.org/post/new-york-state-assemblyman-phil-steck-fracking-green-jobs-and-budget <p>Last week the New York State Assembly voted to impose a statewide moratorium on the controversial natural gas extraction process known as hydrofracking, following reports that Governor Andrew Cuomo was considering lifting the current ban on the practice now in place.</p><p>WAMC’s Patrick Donges spoke recently with New York State Assemblyman Phil Steck, Democrat of the 110th district, which includes Colonie, Niskayuna and part of Schenectady. Steck voted for the fracking moratorium, despite his district not being targeted for natural gas development.</p> Sun, 10 Mar 2013 16:00:00 +0000 59500 at http://wamc.org New York State Assemblyman Phil Steck - Fracking, green jobs, and the budget Critics of Single Payer Claim Vermont Officials Hiding Cost Information from Public http://wamc.org/post/critics-single-payer-claim-vermont-officials-hiding-cost-information-public <p></p><p></p><p>A group opposed to Vermont’s transition to a single payer health care system released an analysis of documents that they claim prove the Shumlin administration is hiding information from the public about the cost of the plan. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 17:35:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 58293 at http://wamc.org Critics of Single Payer Claim Vermont Officials Hiding Cost Information from Public Coordinating Health Records Said to be 'Wicked Hard' http://wamc.org/post/coordinating-health-records-said-be-wicked-hard <p></p><p></p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 00:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 57385 at http://wamc.org Coordinating Health Records Said to be 'Wicked Hard'