Officials from Vermont’s Office of Health Care Reform reviewed the documents that led to Governor Peter Shumlin’s decision to stop the state’s move to a single-payer system, a decision Shumlin called the biggest disappointment of his political career.
The director of health reform for Governor Peter Shumlin says the biggest threat to a plan to make Vermont the first state in the country with a universal, publicly funded health care system was the federal government.
Three Vermont lawmakers are urging the administration of Governor Peter Shumlin to sever ties with a Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist who was shown on video saying it was the "stupidity of the American voter" that helped pass national health care reform.
Vermont's top health care reform official says the state's health insurance website was taken down temporarily because security upgrades did not keep pace with a schedule agreed to with federal officials.
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.
Vermont health care officials are urging people who have signed up for health insurance through the Vermont Health Connect website to pay their bills as soon as possible to ensure they get coverage by Jan. 1.