Top State Health Official On Containing Vermont's Health Care Costs

Aug 23, 2018

This month the Green Mountain Care Board told Vermont health insurers they won't get the rate increase they want. In the board's ongoing struggle with health care costs, it's also reviewing hospital budgets to curb medical spending and overhauling how Vermonters reimburse health care providers. We're talking about containing health care costs with GMCB Chair Kevin Mullin. 

Mullin, who was reappointed as chair of the Green Mountain Care Board this week, joins Vermont Edition to discuss the newly-approved health insurance rates, hospital budgets, nurses' salaries and the future of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate.

And he'll talk about the roughly one-third of the state now participating in a new payment reform model for health care providers. 

Broadcast live on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.