The University of Vermont Medical Center’s Stephen Leffler wrote that “About 60% of our budget covers pay and benefits for our hardworking and dedicated employees.”

How much of that cost goes to the upper-level administrators? In 2020, the UVM system had 13 upper-level employees making more than $500,000. And that is just the upper level. How many total administrators does UVM employ and what portion of the budget request goes to cover their compensation? How many employees are needed simply to process the billing in our crazy-quilt insurance system?

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