Gov. Phil Scott has yet to appoint a new chair of the Green Mountain Care Board as a contentious and pivotal hospital budget season kicks off.
Our goals are to focus on sustainability, address the tension between access and affordability, and continue finding ways to make sure all Vermonters can receive the right care at the right place at the right time.
Green Mountain Care Board chairperson Kevin Mullin said the governor is overreaching.
One of Vermont’s most powerful boards will soon have two vacancies. The search for new members is underway.
Tom Pelham, a Phil Scott appointee to the board that oversees health care in Vermont, plans to retire in September.
BlueCross BlueShield of Vermont has asked the Green Mountain Care Board for a 12.5% increase in 2023. MVP Health Care asked for 16.6%.
UVM Health Network’s role is in question; health care system is fragmented; state leadership is missing. Who’s looking out for Vermonters’ well-being?
Leaders of the largest hospital system in Vermont said they don’t have enough money to pursue long-awaited construction of a psychiatric unit at Central Vermont Medical Center.
The discussion comes as UVM Health Network projects significant losses for the Berlin hospital.
If you’ve been following health news lately, you may have noticed that retirement is suddenly in vogue.
Sen. Randy Brock, R-Franklin, one of the sponsors of the bill, said he sees it as a step toward formalizing the state’s approach to Alzheimer’s care. “It’s a disease that bankrupts people,” Brock said.
In a surprise announcement Wednesday, Mullin said he would retire in July.
The figure dwarfs a previous estimate of 1,800 people. But officials are optimistic that an agreement between Vermont’s largest health care provider and the nation’s largest insurer is at hand.
The extension could pave the way to substantial changes in Vermont’s health care reform efforts.