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Gov. Peter Shumlin Issued the Following Statement in Response to the New Study by the Kaiser Family Foundation on Health Care Premium Increases:

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"The Kaiser Family Foundation's report showing a 9 percent increase in the average annual premiums facing American families -- the steepest increase in recent years -- further illustrates the need for states like Vermont to move quickly to control the cost of quality health care.

The jump in premiums is significantly higher than any increase in wages Americans are experiencing in this struggling economy, and a burden on businesses at a time when we want to get people back to work. The need for Vermont's first-in-the-nation effort to create a single payer system that guarantees quality health care coverage while holding down the cost of care for individuals, families and employers has never been clearer."


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