“For Vermont and Vermonters, we don’t see anything good,” the CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont said Thursday. “It’s nothing we can support.”
Under a Medicaid block grant plan, states would be given greater flexibility with federal money, but spending would be capped.
Welch urged the president to harness his business background and strike a huge deal for the American people.
A double counting made it appear that involuntary admissions of adults had spiked, said officials. But the correction doesn’t mean there’s no mental health crisis, they added.
It passed a bill that’s expected to help. And Senate President Tim Ashe says he has asked the Human Services Agency for a plan to do more.
He’s pushed the idea for years. Now some Republicans, including the president, have signaled an openness to taking on drugmakers.
The bill, S.4, would require open meetings at OneCare in most circumstances. The language is similar to Vermont’s Open Meeting Law.
Hospital administrators say giving patients remote access to routine checkups and specialists can improve care and cut costs. The efforts come as a telemedicine bill, approved by the Senate Friday, aims to increase insurer reimbursement.
he Vermont Senate gave preliminary approval Friday to a bill that would allow doctors and other health care providers to eat food paid for by pharmaceutical companies. The Senate approved S.45 in a voice vote, with a handful of voices dissenting. The bill is scheduled to be read the third time, and possibly passed, on […]
Jeff Rothenberg revealed in an email to the hospital’s advisory board that his last day is Friday.
Rep. Bill Lippert, D-Hinesburg, the chair of House Health Care, said the panel hopes to pass all four bills before crossover.
The Senate Judiciary Committee endorsed S.3, which seeks to clarify mental health providers’ responsibilities when discharging a patient who may be dangerous.
The Vermont Senate passed a bill, S.14, on Friday that would extend the scope of a program that helps doctors recover from substance abuse. The voluntary Vermont Practitioner Health Program was designed to protect the public. Many doctors are referred to it by the Vermont Board of Medical Practice. If the bill becomes law, Vermont […]