The Green Mountain Care Board has imperfections, but groundless finger-pointing will not lower the insurance premiums or deductibles of Vermonters or improve the quality of health care.
It seems clear that even the modified mission of the GMCB as stated has gone unfulfilled.
The Agency of Human Services has proposed extensive changes in every part of Vermont’s health care bureaucracy.
Today, the possibility of the ACO and the all-payer model failing seems to be real unless decisions are made soon regarding its future.
The state’s largest hospital charges private insurers an average of 358% more than what Medicare pays.
A host of critics have come out recently against OneCare Vermont and the state’s current all-payer health care system. Here are some of their suggestions for what could replace or augment it.
Do you remember when, prior to the 1990s, if you went to a U.S. hospital and you were injured or sick, you would be cared for, without fear of bankruptcy or excessive bills?
The Green Mountain Care Board isn’t factoring affordability in their decision-making process, according to the State Auditor’s Office.
The decision follows weeks of confusion around the reappointment process to the health care spending regulatory board. Ultimately, Holmes was the only applicant for the job.
The Green Mountain Care Board reversed its previous budget decision in response to UVM’s letter, as well as to protect hospitals’ federal relief money.
The organizations, which advocate for single-payer health care, say the state’s health care reform efforts are too costly and counterproductive.
Network CEO John Brumsted sent a withering letter to the Green Mountain Care Board Wednesday, asking for more money, and saying the board’s decisions jeopardized patient care.
Jessica Holmes is up for reappointment to the Green Mountain Care Board seat on Sept 30. The process outlined in statute does not appear to have been followed.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says the state’s reform program hasn’t met targets two years in a row. The Scott administration says all-payer needs a course correction.