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.

State enters $93 million ‘pilot’ program for Medicaid care

The deal will pay OneCare Vermont, an accountable care organization, monthly fees to take care of 30,000 Medicaid patients this year rather than reimbursing for individual procedures.

Lawmakers: Scott budget proposal shorts Medicaid projection by $10M

He would put $10 million of the expected cost of the program into a reserve fund rather than incorporating it into the budget. Lawmakers say that threatens to undermine the forecasting process.

State’s Medicaid enrollment lowest since 2014

The reduction is said to be due in part to an effort to confirm eligibility based on income.

Planned Parenthood defunding would affect Medicaid patients

More than 50 percent of Planned Parenthood patients in Vermont have Medicaid for health insurance, the organization says.