On this week’s podcast, VTDigger’s Elizabeth Hewitt describes what Congress did — and didn’t — get done before its fiscal year deadline.
The maker of EpiPen is settling a case alleging fraud.
Vermont leaders opposed the bill, which would have reduced federal Medicaid funding for the state by $200 million a year.
A Wall Street Journal editorial notes that “Overdose deaths per million residents rose twice as fast in the 29 Medicaid expansion states …”
The biggest change is comes from $4.5 million in savings from a reduced projection on what Medicaid is expected to spend this fiscal year.
It has long seemed pretty clear that without at least a massive overhaul, Obamacare will collapse, slowly or rapidly.
While critical of national Republicans’ efforts on health care reform, he said block grants could work if they allowed more flexibility and brought in about as much money as the state gets now.
For the people of Vermont, Medicaid serves as a critically important safety net, even a lifeline.
Community Health Accountable Care, which has sought to stay independent from a large hospital network, says it has not been able to reach an agreement with Vermont Medicaid.
The Kaiser Family Foundation says premiums would go up for Vermont Health Connect users of all ages. Meanwhile, Gov. Phil Scott and others came out against the bill.
It would cut taxes on health insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, tanning salons, and families earning more than $250,000.
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 […]
The latest attempt in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act is moving through the U.S. Senate without any public process.
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.