Affordable Care Act

Leahy reaction to Senate health care plan

News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy June 22, 2017 Contact: David Carle (202) 224-3693 Reaction Of Senator Patrick Leahy To The Senate’s Trumpcare Plan We’re finally seeing why Senate Republican leaders have been hiding their shameful Trumpcare bill for so long. With no hearings, no debate, no vetting process, and no score, this plan breaks […]

Leaders call latest Obamacare repeal bill ‘tax cuts that would help the rich’

It would cut taxes on health insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, tanning salons, and families earning more than $250,000.

Sanders questions Republican leaders

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders June 20, 2017 Contact: Dan McLean 802-862-6695 Sanders Asks Republican Leaders ‘What Are You Afraid Of?’ BURLINGTON, Vt., June 20 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) joined Democratic senators on the Senate floor Monday evening to protest Republicans’ unprecedented, closed-door effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The House […]

Vermont leaders warn about Obamacare repeal bill

The latest attempt in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act is moving through the U.S. Senate without any public process.

John McClaughry: The push for national single payer health care

As the Republican Congress struggles to “repeal and replace” Obamacare, the political landscape is steadily shifting.

Leahy opening statement on Department of Health and Human Services budget hearing

News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy June 15, 2017 Press Contact: David Carle (202) 224-3693 Opening Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Vice Chairman, Senate Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget for the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Price, […]

Steve May: Inequitable and unequal, by any measure

The revised version of the American Health Care Act authorizes each states to reintroduce high risk health insurance pools.

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.”