MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A new analysis from Vermont's GreenMountain Care Board says health care costs in Vermont grew slowlyin 2011, climbing by just 1.5 percent.

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That's down from average annual growth of 4.7 percent from 2006to 2010.

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Board Chairwoman Anya Rader Wallack says it's too early todeclare victory over rising health costs, with the pace of costgrowth expected to pick up in the coming few years.

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Meanwhile, a second report from the board, on cost-shifting fromgovernment backed insurance programs to private insurance, saysthat continues to be a big problem.

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