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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 06:05 PM
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Vt. to get $18 million for US health care reform
Source: Boston Globe/AP


MONTPELIER, Vt.The Vermont Agency of Human Services will use an $18 million federal grant to help implement the next phase of the U.S. health care reform law.

That phase is taking place as the state moves toward implementation of the first-in-the-nation, single-payer health insurance system. The grant from the federal Department of Health and Human Services will be used so the state can continue the planning, development and design of its health benefits marketplace, or exchange, which eventually will help people buy private health insurance online.

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Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, a Democrat, said the grant was "great news from Washington" because it will enable the state to create an easy-to-use Web-based system to help people find health care benefits and plan for affordable benefit packages.

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Vermont's single-payer health care law was passed earlier this year by lawmakers knowing that the federal health exchange was part of the process. Vermont plans to structure its exchange so it can be converted by 2017 to a public, single-payer health care system.


Read more: http://www.boston.com/news/local/vermont/articles/2011/... /
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 06:20 PM
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1. I hope that California will soon follow Vermont's lead.
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teddy51 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 06:27 PM
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2. Awesome, and good old Bernie will be beaming about this for certain. I love
that man, to bad all States in the Country didn't have a Senator like him!
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Duct Tape Donating Member (117 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 06:33 PM
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3. Great news.
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