Lake Champlain Chamber of
Context for Reform
High and Rising Cost of Health Care--Growth in Vermont
has exceeded the national average
Without reform, the rise in health care costs will absorb 25% of the total growth in
payroll over the next 5 years.
Approximately 10 percent of Vermonters –65,000 –remain
We face gaps in the quality and safety of health care in the
Vermonters receive approximately 60 to 70 percent of clinically recommended health
care (e.g. only half of Vermont diabetics routinely monitor their blood glucose).