The Green Mountain Care Board isn’t factoring affordability in their decision-making process, according to the State Auditor’s Office.
The 32-page document released Tuesday reveals little new, providing mostly background on the state’s EB-5 program as larger questions over how the state allowed the largest fraud in Vermont’s history to occur remain.
‘It’s pretty well understood this is not the most cost-effective thing to do with your scarce resources, and anyone who isn’t already in the game and a beneficiary will say the same thing,’ said Doug Hoffer, the state auditor.
Vermonters are paying more than $9,000 a year on average per person, the second highest per capita in New England.
Only Auditor Doug Hoffer faced a primary challenge, and he easily downed Rep. Linda Joy Sullivan of Dorset, whom he may face again in the general election after she received write-in votes for the Republican nomination.
State Auditor Doug Hoffer criticized the health care organization’s lack of transparency, lack of quality metrics and administrative costs in a 70-page report released Tuesday.
The Auditor’s Office found that a total of $574 million was spent on public safety in Vermont in fiscal year 2017
In the past, members who went against their caucus could have expected swift retribution. Today, leadership’s softer approach may be more humane — but it doesn’t help caucus discipline.
Rep. Linda Joy Sullivan, D-Dorset, announced Monday that she will run for the auditor post this year, challenging incumbent Doug Hoffer.
The four-term office-holder questions the use of financial incentives for companies planning to move to Vermont or expand in Vermont, arguing the effectiveness of the grants cannot be proved.
The new program is less generous than a previous one that offered up to $10,000 over two years.
The audit checked applicant screening practices of the agencies of Education and Human Services and the entities they oversee.
Former employee Robert Hoffman claims OneCare officials misled regulators.
Despite a recent critical report by the state auditor, Sen. Michael Sirotkin hopes lawmakers will consider creating other incentives to attract new Vermonters.