MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- An article in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine is praising Vermont's efforts to redesign its health care system, saying Vermont can provide a roadmap for other states.
The study's author, Dr. Laura Grubb of the University of Texas School of Public Health, says Vermont's efforts to retool its own health care system put it in a leadership position among states in implementing the changes called for under the federal Affordable Care Act of 2010.
She says Vermont's efforts have been helped by implementing them through a centralized board, the Green Mountain Care Board.
Grubb adds that Vermont also has done a good job so far in developing the state-based exchange. And she says Vermont has taken full advantage of federal funding opportunities.