UVM nurse joins
health care board
MONTPELIER — Gov. Peter Shumlin has appointed a University of Vermont nursing professor to the five-member panel that is developing Vermont’s new health care system.
Betty Rambur, a registered nurse and professor of nursing and health policy at UVM, will fill out the term of Al Gobeille, who is replacing the departing Anya Rader Wallack as head of the Green Mountain Care Board.
The board is crafting policies for containing costs in health care and moving Vermont as close as possible to a single-payer health care system beginning in 2017.
“Betty brings two critical skills to the board,” Shumlin said. “As a nurse she has the hands-on health care experience of those who deliver care in our hospitals, clinics and doctors’ offices. But she is also an expert in health policy, understanding the complex financing of care, as well as the special challenges of delivering health care in rural areas.”
The Green Mountain Care Board’s mission is to reduce the rate of growth in health care costs, regulate hospital spending and capital expenditures, and curb the growth in health insurance rates.MORE IN Vermont News
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