Trinka Kerr’s office has recently taken numerous calls from outraged consumers who have received collections notices from MVP Health Care, one of two carriers participating in the exchange. MVP covers less than 10 percent of the 32,000 plans sold on through the exchange’s individual market.
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 […]
Conservatives are holding up remarks made a year ago as proof that Jonathan Gruber, who bills himself as an architect of the Affordable Care Act, intentionally misled the American public when he worked for the Obama administration. In a video clip, Gruber says a “lack of transparency is a huge political advantage” in getting legislation passed.
The state’s health insurance website, Vermont Health Connect, is up and running again. On Saturday, the first day of enrollment, the site, which has been plagued by glitches, was working, according to Lawrence Miller, the Shumlin administration’s health care reform guru. “We have not had any problems reported to today,” Miller said on Sunday. The […]
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.