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North Country News
11:30 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Vermont Lawmaker Sues To Get Health Finance Plan

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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.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Health Care Memo Stirs Critique

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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.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Committee Proposes Hard Deadline For Single-Payer Financing Plan

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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.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

VT House Committee Considers Road To Single Payer

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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.

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North Country News
8:30 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Shumlin Recommitting VT To Health Care Plan

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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.

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North Country News
5:57 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Doctors Raise Concerns About Vermont Health Care Reforms

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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.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Vermont Health Care Reforms Move Forward, But Key Official to Leave

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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.

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New York News
12:00 pm
Sun March 10, 2013

New York State Assemblyman Phil Steck - Fracking, green jobs, and the budget

New York State Assemblyman Phil Steck

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.

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.

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North Country News
12:35 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Critics of Single Payer Claim Vermont Officials Hiding Cost Information from Public

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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.

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North Country News
7:15 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Coordinating Health Records Said to be 'Wicked Hard'

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An official leading Vermont's push toward a single-payer health care system is calling efforts to coordinate electronic medical record between providers "wicked hard."

Anya Rader Wallack, chairwoman of the Green Mountain Care Board, briefed the House Appropriations Committee on Thursday on progress the board has been making to retool Vermont's health care system.

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