Primary Care for All - A Vermont Proposal

Primary Care for All - A Vermont Proposal
Jan 24, 2018
Dr. Allan Ramsay
Primary Care for All - A Vermont Proposal

Dr. Allan Ramsay is an Essex resident with a deep and long background in primary and pallative care.  He was one of five original appointees to the newly formed Green Mountain Care Board, a 5-member board created in 2011 to begin design of some aspects of the proposed single-payer system.  The GMCB was also created to assume ultimate responsibility for the functions previously carried out the Department of Financial Regulation, including the establishment of hospital budgets, as well as authorizing the addition of capital projects or new services in those hospitals.

Dr. Ramsay's position on building a system that provides primary care for all Vermonters is described in a VTDigger story titled Time for Universal Care for All Vermonters - published in March 2017.

Bio for Dr. Ramsay:  Allan Ramsay, MD, a Fletcher Allen Health Care primary care physician who lives in Essex Junction. Ramsay has been a professor in the University of Vermont’s Department of Family Medicine since 1980 and is currently director of Fletcher Allen’s Palliative Care Service. He has been a leader in developing assurances that patients’ wishes will be honored at the end of their lives.