HSPH Prof. William Hsiao, who is serving as a consultant on health system reform for the Vermont State Legislature, recently provided a status report on his findings. He told an oversight committee that the system is broken and “will continue to erode unless you take some major steps,” Vermont Public Radio reported. Savings can only be achieved by changing the health care payment system, Hsiao said. In January, he will present the Legislature with his report on three alternatives: a single payer health plan, a public option, and a reform plan based on his own design.
Link to Vermont Public Radio transcript and audio clip
HSPH Progam In Health Care Financing: Vermont Health System Reform
Department of Health Policy and Management