FLETCHER ALLEN CEO CONCERNED ABOUT SUSTAINABLITY OF SINGLE PAYER
June 09, 2014
By: MORGAN TRUE
The CEO of Vermont’s largest hospital and health care system is concerned about whether a publicly financed health care program can consistently bring in enough money to cover the needs of all Vermonters.
But state officials say they’ll be able to design a program that avoids the budgetary battles that plague Medicaid, the state-run health care program for the poor, and other government programs that rely on appropriations of state money.
Much of the dialogue around health care reform is focused on what health services Green Mountain Care will cover and what taxes will pay for them. However, it will be crucial that the program be able to operate in perpetuity...