Leaders call latest Obamacare repeal bill ‘tax cuts that would help the rich’

It would cut taxes on health insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, tanning salons, and families earning more than $250,000.

Medicaid cuts could hurt older Vermonters most

News Release — Vermont Association of Area Agencies on Aging June 20, 2017 Contact: Janet Hunt 802-578-7094 Winooski, VT: Much of the country is focused on the debate around repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. However, what hasn’t received nearly as much attention is that the House also passed deep cuts to the federal-state […]

Vermont leaders warn about Obamacare repeal bill

The latest attempt in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act is moving through the U.S. Senate without any public process.

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.

Ellen Schwartz: Time to implement Green Mountain Care

Finishing the work of establishing universal health care in Vermont is the most effective resistance we can offer to the current administration in Washington.

U.S. House narrowly passes GOP plan to replace Obamacare

Rep. Peter Welch, I-Vt., took to Twitter to vote “hell no” on the bill. State policies would shield Vermonters from some benefits reductions, but the Medicaid budget could take a hit.

Vermont Dentists Have a Higher Medicaid Participation Rate Than Most States

News Release — Tenth Crow Creative March 30, 2017 Contact: Mark Crow Tenth Crow Creative 802-658-1369 [email protected] Montpelier, Vt., – Dr. Marko Vujicic, Chief Economist & Vice President of the Health Policy Institute, a division of the American Dental Association, provided the latest analysis regarding access to dental care in Vermont. Speaking at the statehouse […]

Jennifer Wallace: Federally qualified health centers imperilled by ACA repeal

Without federal grant funding it is unlikely that health centers will be able to continue efforts in reducing barriers to access for health services.

Senators seek $30.2 million to increase pay for mental health workers

The bill passed the Senate Health and Welfare Committee unanimously Friday and now heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

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.

Woman ordered to repay $77,000 in health care fraud case

She pleaded guilty to submitting payment claims for Medicaid services her children never received.

House panel seeks to rework drug pricing law

Lawmakers say the landmark price transparency law passed in 2016 is not getting the results they sought.

SCOV Law Blog: Determining eligibility for a Vermont Health Connect subsidy

The State denies subsidized health insurance to a woman because her husband’s work offers a health plan. However, the husband is not enrolled in the plan because as a former foster child, he is covered under Medicaid until age 26. The wife appeals.

Scott says his budget honors Medicaid forecast

He called his plan to set aside $10 million of the projected cost “a different way of accounting” that gives the state flexibility.