Published in Managed Care Weekly Digest, November 10th, 2003
The plan will change the focus of the system, which was developed to treat acute or one-time health problems such as sprained ankles or rashes, to a chronic care model, said Gov. James Douglas at an October 16, 2003, news conference.
"The system as it now stands can't do the job of caring for people with chronic conditions," Douglas said. "We can't afford to wait for national solutions."
Almost 85% of Vermonters ages 65 and over have...
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