VTDigger publishes daily stories on health care. We cover the state’s hospitals, the state’s psychiatric care system, the Green Mountain Care Board, insurers, state health care policy, Medicaid and Medicare. Erin Mansfield is VTDigger’s health care reporter. She can be reached at email@example.com.
The messy fight over the bill — waged among Republicans who control both Congress and the White House — was an embarrassing failure for the party, which has pledged for seven years to eliminate one of President Barack Obama’s signature achievements.
At a Statehouse rally, speakers decried federal cutbacks and insisted the Republican governor “stand up” against the GOP plan in Congress. Scott said he has been clear in denouncing it.
The legislation — drafted and promoted chiefly by Speaker Paul Ryan and the president — has been flayed in recent days by Republicans of all stripes.
The House passed the bill Thursday 125-12. Supporters said it could prevent suicide, while opponents said the bill infringes on parental rights.
The bill passed the Senate Health and Welfare Committee unanimously Friday and now heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont insures about 90 percent of people who use Vermont Health Connect and more than 80 percent of Vermonters who get insurance through employers.
he Vermont Senate has endorsed S.4, the bill that would require the board of directors for the state’s largest health care organization to hold open meetings. Senators gave preliminary approval to the bill unanimously on Thursday in a voice vote. The Senate is on track to pass the bill Friday. S.4 affects accountable care organizations, […]
The Vermont House gave preliminary approval Thursday to a bill that seeks to find out more about why people take their own lives. The bill, H.184, requires the Agency of Human Services to collect information on suicides and submit a report to the Legislature each year analyzing why people took their lives. The bill seeks […]
The Middlebury hospital will become part of the state’s largest health care system next month and hold a community launch May 11.
The nurses union was involved in the complaint regarding staffing to the state, leading to an investigation. The hospital stands behind its staffing reports.
The Senate Health and Welfare Committee passed S.4 after stakeholders, including the largest health care organization in the state, came to an agreement.
The Green Mountain Care Board on April 13 will hear from investors seeking to build the center in Colchester. Vermont hospitals have opposed the project for nearly two years.
That would start with 14 million in the first year, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The plan would also reduce the deficit.
State officials say more people will go without health insurance as a result of the federal law.