A recent poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation showed that most Americans
are uninformed about the federal health care changes that are coming,
and about how health care exchanges are going to work. That situation
appears to bear out in Vermont, too.
Doctor Elliott Fisher, the new director of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice talks with Vermont Edition about some of the inherent problems in how health care is delivered.
It will be a lot quieter in the Statehouse this week. Over the past couple of weeks, the House and Senate spent many hours on the floor pushing priorities through one chamber or the other.
Now it’s back to committees again and some of the issues may sound pretty familiar. The Senate Appropriations Committee tackles the budget, for one. And legislators will also deal with unfinished business from Town Meeting Day
White River Family Practice in the Upper Valley is a patient-centered medical home, and it was recently awarded the highest level of certification by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Dr. Mark Nunlist is a physician there, and he explains what this approach looks like in action.
Vermont Law School professor, Cheryl Hanna, speaks with Vermont Edition about the oral arguments the Vermont court is hearing today at the Vermont Law School and the court’s tradition of hearing them out in a public venue.