Number of people without health insurance in Vermont is cut in half

Vermont Health insurance exchanges

Many Vermont residents are using the state’s insurance exchange to find coverage The number of people without health insurance in Vermont has been cut in half, according to information released by the state. Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin notes that many people have managed to find insurance coverage through the state’s exchange, which has been improved over the past year. During the first open enrollment period, which began in 2013 and ended in early 2014, the state’s insurance exchange suffered from technical issues that made it impossible for many people to…

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Vermont adopts single-payer health system

The state of Vermont is edging closer to a single-payer health system. The new system would have state residents transition into a publicly funded insurance program that would be responsible for paying hospital bills and other medical expenses. The system has received approval from the state Legislature and is to be built as soon as possible. Vermont is the first state in the U.S. to adopt a single-payer health system. Legislators will have to iron out the specific regulations that will govern the system before anyone can begin using it.…

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