Participants discussed Vermont's recent move toward single payer health care and how the state is cutting costs and improving how health care is delivered, as well as the implications for Maine. Anya Rader Wallack, chair of the Green Mountain Care Board, explained how the state is seeking to make heath care a public good, creating an integrated delivery system, and moving to a single system where access to health coverage is not linked to employment. Panelists joining in the discussion were Elizabeth Mitchell, former CEO of Maine Health Management Coalition; Katherine Pelletreau, executive director of Maine Association of Health Plans; Rep. Charles Priest, of the board of directors at Maine AllCare; and Stefanie Nadeau, director of MaineCare Services.
This talk was recorded April 22, 2013 at the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine in Portland.
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