Vermont’s regulated hospitals are seeking to increase prices charged to commercial insurance companies an average of 2.4 percent.
“I’ve contemplated suicide myself,” says the mother of a Vermont Guard member who died by suicide in 2014. But “I wouldn’t put (my mother) through the pain that I’ve gone through.”
“I just kept getting put off, so finally I was ticked off,” Vietnam veteran Ed Miville said. His Parkinson’s symptoms worsened while the medical center repeatedly postponed appointments.
While critical of national Republicans’ efforts on health care reform, he said block grants could work if they allowed more flexibility and brought in about as much money as the state gets now.
Evergreen Substance Abuse Center is moving into the administration building of BROC Community Action in Southwestern Vermont, allowing people to receive services from both at the same site.
No Social Security numbers or financial records were involved, the hospital said. The attack was part of a phishing scam directed at employees.
Deaf patients have said since 2010 that the state’s largest hospital does not provide American Sign Language interpreters when patients need them.
The insurance company has requested a total of $15.4 million over the past three years.
State Treasurer Beth Pearce said Thursday that her office has completed negotiations for a contract to provide health insurance to retired teachers in the state. The one-year deal will save the state more than $550,000, while also saving retired teachers over age 65 a total of $110,000, according to Pearce. That’s because it reduces premiums […]
An actuary for the Office of the Health Care Advocate disputed Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont’s math and said premiums on Vermont Health Connect should go up just 8.7 percent.
The 6.7 percent increase assumes that Vermont hospitals will charge roughly the same amount for services in 2018 as they did in 2017.
The Vermont Medical Society, which represents doctors across the state, has selected its lobbyist to run the organization when the current leader retires. Jessa Barnard, who has been the organization’s general counsel and vice president for policy since March, will replace Paul Harrington as executive vice president of the organization Dec. 1. Harrington retires Nov. […]
State regulators will hold public hearings on proposals by two health insurance companies to raise premiums for people using Vermont Health Connect. The Green Mountain Care Board will hold two hearings this week, both in Room 11 at the Statehouse in Montpelier. Next week the board will hold an additional event in the evening to […]
Gov. Phil Scott joined the state’s congressional delegation and Republicans and Democrats in the state Legislature to oppose the Better Care Reconciliation Act.