UVM Study: Medicare Recipients Who Utilize Rehabilitation Services Report Major Functional Improvements

News Release — UVM May 4, 2017 Contact: Jon Reidel, [email protected], 802-656-8206 A new study showing significant patient-reported functional improvement among Medicare recipients who utilize rehabilitation services offers hope for America’s 65-and-older set, which is expected to double by 2050. That’s assuming Medicare – the nation’s largest federal health insurance program for seniors – survives […]

Sanders Hosts Town Meeting on Senior Issues in St. Johnsbury on Thursday

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders March 14, 2017 Contact: [email protected] Sen. Bernie Sanders will host a town meeting on senior issues in St. Johnsbury, Vermont on Thursday, March 16. The senior town meeting will be held at noon at the Good Living Senior Center, located at 1207 Main Street in St. Johnsbury. The town […]

Free Medicare Bootcamp Classes to be Held in Windham and Windsor Counties

News Release — Senior Solutions March 1, 2017 Contact: Pati Kimball Senior Solutions SHIP coordinator [email protected] At this free class, Senior Solutions staff will provide unbiased information about the Medicare system. Medicare has strict enrollment periods, and this session will help participants make timely decisions about drug plans and supplemental plans as well as many […]

AARP Vermont Launches Campaign to Protect Medicare

News Release — AARP January 30, 2017 Contact: AARP Media, 202-434-2560, [email protected], @AARPMedia Proposed ‘Voucher’ Plan Threatens Benefits of Vermonters BURLINGTON,VT — AARP today launched a comprehensive campaign to protect Medicare in the face of proposals by some in Congress that would hurt hardworking Vermonters who have paid into the program their entire working lives. […]

Welch Introduces Bill to Force Drug Corporation to Negotiate Medicare Prescription Drug Prices

News Release — Rep. Peter Welch January 4, 2017 Contact: Kirsten Hartman, Communications Director (202) 225-4115 President-elect Trump embraced drug price negotiation in campaign; Move would cut drug prices for seniors and save taxpayers billions WASHINGTON – In his first bill introduction in the new Congress, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) today unveiled legislation that would […]