1.About 80 percent of healthcare spending in Vermont is traced to patients with a chronic health condition.This is not an insurance
issue it is a care
management, delivery system and payment
n2. Chronically ill patients in the state do not receive
all, or in many cases
care. This includes patients in the single payer Medicare program, those with private insurance, Medicaid and the uninsured. This increases costs and produces substandard medical outcomes.