Affordable Care Act

Health leaders call new Obamacare repeal worse than the first

At least 60,000 Vermonters could lose coverage, and the state could lose $200 million a year in Medicaid money, they say. “The House bill is a bad bill,” says Rutland hospital CEO Tom Huebner.

U.S. House narrowly passes GOP plan to replace Obamacare

Rep. Peter Welch, I-Vt., took to Twitter to vote “hell no” on the bill. State policies would shield Vermonters from some benefits reductions, but the Medicaid budget could take a hit.

Scott: Vermont Health Connect exit plan likely by year’s end

The governor, who campaigned on getting rid of the exchange, said his team is working on a proposal now that congressional Republicans failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Trumpcare bill pulled in unexpected turnabout on House floor

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.

Jennifer Wallace: Federally qualified health centers imperilled by ACA repeal

Without federal grant funding it is unlikely that health centers will be able to continue efforts in reducing barriers to access for health services.

Trumpcare would cost 24 million their coverage, says CBO

That would start with 14 million in the first year, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The plan would also reduce the deficit.

Vermont insurer, hospitals oppose Obamacare replacement bill

“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.”

Sanders: House Republican plan ‘will throw millions off health insurance’

Under a Medicaid block grant plan, states would be given greater flexibility with federal money, but spending would be capped.

Vy Cao: Why we should save the ACA

What will the repeal of the Affordable Care Act mean for our nation?

Scott: Trump ‘dialed back’ immigration rhetoric

Scott said the president suggested that a new, more moderate immigration order would be released by the White House soon, and that immigration raids would be directed at criminals only.

Stakeholders say Obamacare repeal would be gradual

Lobbyists for insurance companies say dismantling the Affordable Care Act would happen piece by piece and that it would take years to replace.

SCOV Law Blog: Determining eligibility for a Vermont Health Connect subsidy

The State denies subsidized health insurance to a woman because her husband’s work offers a health plan. However, the husband is not enrolled in the plan because as a former foster child, he is covered under Medicaid until age 26. The wife appeals.

Sanders, Cruz push competing health care visions in debate

Sanders defended the Affordable Care Act, which Republicans seek to repeal, while arguing that single-payer would be even better. Neither he nor Cruz has ruled out a presidential run in 2020.

Price hearing turns into a battle over the future of the Affordable Care Act

Price has proposed draconian cuts to entitlement programs, including reductions over a 10-year period of $449 billion to Medicaid and more than $1 trillion to Medicare.