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Vermont mulls data exchange fees

Burlington Free Press, April 15, 2008
A small group of Vermont lawmakers have challenged the need and fairness of a proposed fee on medical claims that would raise $33 million over 10 years to build a statewide health information network. Gov. Jim Douglas has voiced opposition to the proposed fee as a means to finance the development of an electronic network that would allow the exchange of medical information by doctors' offices and hospitals statewide.