VPR | October 17, 2016

October 17, 2016

'All-Payer' Health Care On The Way: What Is It?

Bob Kinzel hosted a discussion on Vermont Edition about the Green Mountain Care Board's expected vote on the all-payer model for health care funding, which would bring about a dramatic change in the way that health care providers are reimbursed, a change that purports to reward quality of care and not the quantity of services that are provided.

Guests included Green Mountain  Care Board chairman Al Gobeille; Paul Harrington, executive vice president of theVermont Medical Society; Julia Shaw, health care policy analyst at Vermont Legal Aid's Office of the Health Care Advocate; and Dr. Paul Reiss; chief medical officer at HealthFirst, Vermont's independent practice association to discuss what the all-payer model means and what the implications of the switch could be.

Listen to the 43-minute program