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In this May 17, 2011 photo, the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center is seen in Lebanon, N.H. Officials from Burlington's Fletcher Allen Health Care, the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and other hospitals serving Vermont are joining to announce the creation of the nation's first statewide "accountable care organization." The announcement, made Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, means about 42,000 of Vermont's 118,000 Medicare beneficiaries will get their care from the new entity. Accountable care organizations are called for under the federal health overhaul law of 2010. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)