Study by UNE Center for Health Policy, Planning and Research makes news in Vermont

February 23, 2010

The Burlington Free Press reported that a study required by the Vermont Legislature and conducted by the University of New England's Center for Health Policy, Planning and Research analyzed administrative expenses for the public/private management of the State of Vermont's Catamount Health insurance product over the past two years and concluded it might have cost $1 million less per year had the state run it. The Legislature created Catamount Health in 2006 to give Vermonters without health insurance a more affordable option. As part of the deal, the Legislature required a study of the administrative costs after two years of operations.