My plan would make patients aware consumers, increasing competition among health care providers and insurers, and end up as an efficient single payer system that isn’t government run.
President Trump promised a veto while a Republican senator called for the Congressional Budget Office to score Sanders’ single-payer bill.
Our broken and dysfunctional “system” of commercial health insurance is largely working for those at the top; we patients at the bottom merely foot the bill.
Recent efforts to second-guess and demonize the network we’re building only distract us from our goals.
We need more federal funding to solve public health issues — including the substance abuse crisis in our state — not less.
The chief health care advocate for Vermont Legal Aid says women are being charged for breast cancer screening mammograms, despite a 2013 law prohibiting out-of-pocket costs for the procedures.
The commission came out of a months-long scramble earlier this year as Scott and Democratic legislative leadership were at an impasse over a proposal to change how teachers’ health care benefits are negotiated.
Vermont needs to attack pain as the primary public health concern as pain is the underlying catalyst that created the opiate epidemic.
Vermont is lucky. Our leaders on both sides of the aisle agree that taking health care away from millions of Americans is a bad idea.
News Release — University of Vermont July 19, 2017 Contact: Jeff Wakefield [email protected] 802-578-8830 New UVM Study: Health Insurance Costs Threaten Farm Viability According to a new U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded study, lack of access to affordable health insurance is one of the most significant concerns facing American farmers, an overlooked risk factor that affects […]
News Release — The University of Vermont Health Network July 20, 2017 Contact: Michael Carrese (802) 847-2886 UVM Health Network Urges Protection of Coverage as National Debate Continues Preserving Access to Quality Health Care Must Be Cornerstone of Any New Legislation BURLINGTON (VT) – After the collapse of the latest effort in the U.S. Senate […]
State Treasurer Beth Pearce said Thursday that her office has completed negotiations for a contract to provide health insurance to retired teachers in the state. The one-year deal will save the state more than $550,000, while also saving retired teachers over age 65 a total of $110,000, according to Pearce. That’s because it reduces premiums […]
For the people of Vermont, Medicaid serves as a critically important safety net, even a lifeline.
It is time to start looking at emergency room visits not as isolated health care incidents, but as opportunities to connect.