Bob Kinzel, Vermont Public Radio

Vermont Pushes State Employees To Use CHIP Program For Their Kids

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The administration of Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is encouraging state employees with children to consider dropping their kids from their parents’ health care plan and instead enrolling them in Dr. Dinosaur, Vermont’s version of the state-federal health insurance program for low-income children. The administration says the change could save state employees a lot of money — and […]

Vermont Wields New Power Over Hospital Budgets

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Vermont’s Green Mountain Care Board, established by state law in May 2011 and given new powers last spring, is taking over responsibility for virtually every aspect of health care in the state. This month’s project for the new regulatory board: How much hospital budgets should go up on an annual basis. The board has established […]