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.


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


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.


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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