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Vermont Official To Oversee Health Care Efforts

Commerce Secretary Lawrence Miller is going to be getting a new job overseeing all of Vermont's health care overhaul efforts.

Miller has served as the Vermont’s commerce secretary since 2011.

This year Miller began working to help fix Vermont Health Connect, the state's version of federal health reform efforts. Now he will be become Senior Adviser to the Governor and Chief of Health Care Reform. He will be responsible for overseeing the current efforts as well as the planned transition to a single-payer system.

Miller emphasized that private sector concerns about costs will be considered in planning.

Miller will be replaced at the Agency of Commerce by Patricia Moulton. The transition is expected by June.

The changes were announced Thursday at a news conference led by Administration Secretary Jeb Spaulding.

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