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Universal Healthcare Could Double VT’s Costs
Health Leaders Media

Vermont’s yet-to-be-defined leap into state-sponsored universal healthcare could cost as much as $9.5 billion by 2020, about double the $4.7 billion the state now spends on healthcare. That’s roughly $14,000 for every person in the state.

But the state plan will still cost less than maintaining the current system of private plans, which could add an additional $550 million to $1.8 billion to the cost of healthcare in the state, according to new estimates released this week.

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