President Donald Trump has threatened to stop funding subsidies that help 13,000 low-income Vermonters pay out-of-pocket costs.
Sen. Patrick Leahy, Rep. Peter Welch and Gov. Phil Scott applauded the failure of Republican-led efforts to dismantle Obamacare.
Sanders dismissed Republican effort to force a vote on single payer as a “sham.”
On this week’s podcast, Elizabeth Hewitt calls from a Capitol Hill phone booth to tell us how the Senate health care debate has evolved.
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.
Senate Republicans are struggling to secure support in the 52-member caucus to amend the House bill.
Vermont’s delegation voiced strong opposition to a motion that passed Tuesday to open debate on a proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
It appears to have lost more Senate backers than it can afford. Repeal “makes for a great sound bite if you don’t actually have to do anything,” Sen. Patrick Leahy said. Bernie Sanders promised his own plan.
Gov. Phil Scott joined the state’s congressional delegation and Republicans and Democrats in the state Legislature to oppose the Better Care Reconciliation Act.
The latest Republican health care reform effort in Congress includes more money for opiate abuse treatment, but Vermont health care leaders still don’t like it.
We are now all asking what’s in store for us in the next several years in terms of the federal commitment to our health care programs.
In this week’s podcast, health care reporter Erin Mansfield explains how the Affordable Care Act has affected the state and what health care in Vermont might look like if the law is repealed.
Speakers called on the governor to speak out more forcefully against Republican legislation that’s before the U.S. Senate and to press ahead on public funding for health care in Vermont.
The Kaiser Family Foundation says premiums would go up for Vermont Health Connect users of all ages. Meanwhile, Gov. Phil Scott and others came out against the bill.