A protest organized by the Vermont Workers’ Center sought to advance the cause of single payer health care, despite Gov. Shumlin’s decision that it is fiscally unworkable.
For the second consecutive year, Vermont ranks as the second-healthiest state in the U.S., according to America’s Health Rankings 2014 report. The report was is based on an evaluation of four categories of health determinants including behaviors, community and environment, clinical care and policy as well as the health outcomes those determinants yield. Vermont ranked […]
A deadline to sign up with the state’s health insurance exchange expired Monday, but state officials didn’t inform the media that it was allowing people to sign up until Dec. 31 for coverage to begin Jan. 1. It did tell navigators about the extension. The intent was for people to sign up sooner rather that later, VHC said.
Shumlin has not yet released details of his health care financing plan, but the administration affirmed that it will likely include an employer payroll and income tax. The idea of a flat employer payroll tax has raised concerns among those who want health care services to be administered as a public good.