health care

Trump takes aim at rural areas and poor with budget plan

The plan would cut many programs on which Vermonters rely, including Medicaid and LIHEAP. Trump said the latter sees “sizeable fraud and abuse” and is no longer necessary.

Progressives Stand with Teachers and Their Families

News Release — Vermont Progressive Party May 4th, 2017 Contact: Josh Wronski Executive Director, Vermont Progressive Party 802-229-0800 Montpelier, VT – Last night Progressive House Legislators stood unanimously opposed to a thinly veiled attempt to undermine workers’ rights in Vermont. Governor Phil Scott’s proposal to negotiate a statewide health insurance plan for teachers was rejected […]

Brenda Patoine: Health care war rages while most Vermonters sleep

Just this week the word came that the GOP and Trump were back at it, floating an even more draconian version of its failed health care bill.

Scott predicts $26M savings from statewide teacher health plan

His proposal “goes hand in hand” with the budget bill, he said, although Senate leaders responded that the idea came too late.

VNA & Hospice proposes merger with Manchester Health Services

MANCHESTER — VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region is applying for an emergency state certificate of need to merge with the financially ailing Manchester Health Services Inc. and expand its coverage area into Manchester, Arlington, Sandgate and Sunderland. According to a letter to the Green Mountain Care Board from VNA’s CEO Ronald Cioffi, the […]

Jill Rinehart: Rejecting AHCA is an important victory for children

Dismantling Medicaid was never part of the pre-election narrative surrounding Obamacare.

Patrick Flood: Healthy communities built with investment, coordination

We will never get health care, education and other social costs under control until we address the impact of adverse childhood events and trauma.

Advocates look to put Scott on the spot over health care

At a Statehouse rally, speakers decried federal cutbacks and insisted the Republican governor “stand up” against the GOP plan in Congress. Scott said he has been clear in denouncing it.

Republicans struggle to find votes to pass Trumpcare

The legislation — drafted and promoted chiefly by Speaker Paul Ryan and the president — has been flayed in recent days by Republicans of all stripes.

Vermont Health Care System Earns Top Ranking

News Release — Vermont Agency of Human Services March 17, 2017 Contact: Dean G. Mudgett Principal Assistant & Public Records Officer Vermont Agency of Human Services 802.233.1482 Waterbury – Vermont’s health care system has been ranked first in the US by the Commonwealth Fund. The ranking appears in the 2017 edition of the Fund’s Aiming […]

Porter Medical Center to join UVM Health Network in April

The Middlebury hospital will become part of the state’s largest health care system next month and hold a community launch May 11.

Keith Brunner: UVMMC’s path to a health care monopoly

Our health care dollars, rather than flowing through the public sector in order to be distributed based upon need, will instead be administered by a private, nominally non-profit company.

Trumpcare would cost 24 million their coverage, says CBO

That would start with 14 million in the first year, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The plan would also reduce the deficit.

Rights & Democracy Calls on Governor To Hold Town Hall on Health Care

News Release — Rights & Democracy March 10, 2017 Contact: James Haslam, 802-272-0882, [email protected] MONTPELIER – Rights and Democracy (RAD) is inviting Gov. Phil Scott to participate in a Health Care Town Hall Meeting to discuss ways in which Vermont can protect its residents losing access to health care under proposals from Congress and […]