The annual health care costs soared to $10,442 per person, according to recently released data, a 4.5% increase over the previous year.
An Agency of Agriculture official argues that beyond their economic impact, dairy farming and agriculture are a huge part of Vermont’s identity as a state, especially in rural areas.
The accountable care organization, which manages the state’s health-care reform efforts, applied for the status after Secretary of Human Services Mike Smith asked it to do so last year.
The affordable housing developer has served on the Burlington City Council and as president pro tempore of the Vermont Senate. He lost a bid for lieutenant governor last year.
Vermont’s former prison health care contractor is fighting disclosure of settlements reached in lawsuits over patient care.
Douglas Hoffer argued that OneCare has refused to provide payroll information for nearly a year and is obligated to do so under its contract with the state. “It’s about nothing more than transparency and accountability,” he said.
An ex-legislator contends the auditor isn’t following his own standards in analyzing a job-creation incentive fund.
Over the next few days, VTDigger will publish a series exploring how Vermont spent $1.25 billion in federal aid, and the impact on small businesses, agriculture and housing.
The state’s largest hospital charges private insurers an average of 358% more than what Medicare pays.
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.