“We believe the claims are without merit and we have joined with the other defendants to vigorously defend against them,” officials from BCBS Vermont said in a statement to VTDigger.
Critics of the governor’s health care reform plans seized on the impolitic remarks of MIT economist Jonathan Gruber on Monday, urging the Shumlin administration to terminate his contract with the state. The policy advocacy group Campaign for Vermont has started a petition demanding that Gruber’s $400,000 economic modeling contract for the state’s planned single-payer program […]
The Vermont Health Connect website, offline since September, will go live on Nov. 15. State officials say the site will offer a better user experience, but some business will have to be done by phone or mail. There may also be cost overruns next year, when the state budget already faces a large deficit.
In the final step of a rebranding process, Fletcher Allen Health Care has been renamed the University of Vermont Medical Center, and its regional network is now the University of Vermont Health Network. The system includes two Vermont hospitals and two in New York; further expansion is likely in both states.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont announced Tuesday that its Web tools for small business users are now online. Businesses with 50 or fewer employees are required to purchase qualified health plans under the Affordable Care Act, but because the Vermont Health Connect exchange can’t accept business customers, the insurers are stepping in. Small businesses […]