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Why 2.0?

Controlling Health Care Costs

In 2013 Health Care Cost Vermont $6 Billion Dollars.

With the cost of health insurance increasing approximately 7% annually, Vermonters simply can't afford to spend any more on health care.

Dr. Dynasaur 2.0 will help control the rising cost of health care by moving more Vermonters away from insurance plans with high deductibles, co-pays, co-insurance charges and five figure out of pocket maximums. The research is clear- when people are confronted with high out of pocket costs for medical services, they either:

1. Opt to go uninsured.

or

2. Put off medically necessary care.

Both of which drastically increase (by many tens of millions of dollars) the cost of providing care when Vermonters need health services.

Dr. Dynasaur has played a leading role within Vermont health care and boasts many top ranked results in the nation for children's health between ages 0-18.

  • 88% of Vermonter's have access to dental care.

    (Ranked 1st Nationwide)

  • 83% of Vermont's children have teeth in excellent or very good condition.

    (Ranked 1st Nationwide)

  • Only 2% of Children are without health insurance.

    (Ranked 1st Nationwide)

  • 8% pre-term births.

    (Ranked 1st Nationwide)

  • 4.4 Infant Mortality per 1,000 children (Iowa 4.1, Mass 4.2).

    (Ranked 3rd Nationwide)

  • Only 11% of Children are not in excellent or very good health (8% SD, 9% ND 9% NH 10%).

    (Ranked 4th Nationwide)

When Vermont is able to keep people healthy with low cost preventative care and away from more expensive emergency care, many millions of dollars can be saved.

We also believe Dr. Dynasaur 2.0 will lower the cost for employers to provide health care for their employees by eliminating family plan coverage. This is money that now, for the first time can be used to grow their businesses and/or increase the salaries they're able to pay their staff.

THE COST OF DOING NOTHING

Doing nothing is not an option.

»Click here to see why

2.0 PROMISE

If it doesn’t make sense for Vermonters, we won’t do it.

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2.0 SNAPSHOT

The nuts and bolts of Dr. Dynasaur 2.0.

»VIEW THE SNAPSHOT

VIDEO

A detailed look into our campaign to reform health care in Vermont.

»SEE THE VIDEO

TESTIMONIALS, ADVOCATES & SUPPORTERS

See what others are saying about Dr. Dynasaur expansion.

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