On this week’s podcast, health care reporter Erin Mansfield explains the factors regulators weighed in two major decisions on health insurance premium increases.
The insurer originally requested a 12.7 percent increase. But regulators said Blue Cross withheld important information about the “financial stability” of the company.
If Blue Cross Blue Shield’s and MVP’s rate increases are approved, affordable and quality health care will be even further out of reach for thousands of Vermonters.
An actuary for the Office of the Health Care Advocate disputed Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont’s math and said premiums on Vermont Health Connect should go up just 8.7 percent.
The 6.7 percent increase assumes that Vermont hospitals will charge roughly the same amount for services in 2018 as they did in 2017.
State regulators will hold public hearings on proposals by two health insurance companies to raise premiums for people using Vermont Health Connect. The Green Mountain Care Board will hold two hearings this week, both in Room 11 at the Statehouse in Montpelier. Next week the board will hold an additional event in the evening to […]
This is the most that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont has asked to raise prices since Vermont Health Connect started in 2014. The insurer says about half the increase is beyond its control.
News Release — Vermont health care organizations coaltion May 9, 2017 Contacts: See below A coalition of Vermont health care organizations has formed to oppose the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and clearly state that its passage by the United States House of Representatives is a major setback for health care in our country. The […]
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.
Stakeholders picked apart an amendment that would reduce pay disparities between independent and hospital-employed doctors.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont insures about 90 percent of people who use Vermont Health Connect and more than 80 percent of Vermonters who get insurance through employers.
“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.”
Lobbyists for insurance companies say dismantling the Affordable Care Act would happen piece by piece and that it would take years to replace.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont and MVP Health Care are warning about the risks of fixing the embattled health exchange.