Lessons from Vermont's Health Care Reform

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In May 2011, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed legislation to implement Green Mountain Care (GMC), a single-payer, publicly financed, universal health care system. Vermont's reform law passed 15 months after the historic federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law. In passing reforms, Vermont took matters into its own hands and is well ahead of most other states in its efforts to implement federal and state health care reforms by 2014. Although Vermont is a small state, its reform efforts provide valuable lessons for other states in implementing ACA reforms.

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Date: Apr 2013
Author: Laura K. Grubb