Gov. Phil Scott signed on to a letter with a bipartisan group of peers in reaction to President Trump’s order ending payments that support insurance for low-income customers.
The state is among more than a dozen suing the president to maintain subsidies called cost-sharing reductions, which help 13,000 Vermont residents afford their insurance.
President Donald Trump announced his intention to defund a program called cost-sharing reduction that helps low-income sick people get medical care.
The Graham-Cassidy health amendment went up in flames last week and small businesses breathed a sigh of relief.
On this week’s podcast, VTDigger’s Elizabeth Hewitt describes what Congress did — and didn’t — get done before its fiscal year deadline.
Cassidy and Graham pitted their proposal against Sanders’ vision for a single-payer health care system.
Vermont leaders opposed the bill, which would have reduced federal Medicaid funding for the state by $200 million a year.
Single payer didn’t fail in Vermont — it was never given a chance.
Vermont’s senators remained staunchly opposed, as state officials tried to gauge the impact of the proposal on the state.
We need more federal funding to solve public health issues — including the substance abuse crisis in our state — not less.
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.