On this week’s podcast, Elizabeth Hewitt calls from a Capitol Hill phone booth to tell us how the Senate health care debate has evolved.
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.
Vermont’s delegation voiced strong opposition to a motion that passed Tuesday to open debate on a proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
“I believe that was progress in offering farmers a safety net,” said Vermont Agriculture Secretary Anson Tebbetts on dairy provisions in a U.S. Senate agriculture spending bill.
The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approved $40 million for the national center, the same level as the current year. The Trump administration had requested $19.7 million.
The latest Republican health care reform effort in Congress includes more money for opiate abuse treatment, but Vermont health care leaders still don’t like it.
“Unless something extraordinary came out of here that I’m not anticipating, I would expect to support” nominee Christopher Wray, said Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.
In this week’s podcast, health care reporter Erin Mansfield explains how the Affordable Care Act has affected the state and what health care in Vermont might look like if the law is repealed.
News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders June 26, 2017 Contact: [email protected] Sanders Statement on CBO Score of Senate Republican Health Care Bill WASHINGTON, June 26 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reported that the Senate Republican health care plan would raise the number of people without […]
News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders June 26, 2017 Contact: [email protected] Sanders and Clyburn Introduce Bill to Expand Community Health Centers WASHINGTON, June 26 – While Republicans attempt to force through a bill that would make health care unaffordable for millions of Americans, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and House Assistant Democratic Leader Rep. James E. […]
News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy June 26, 2017 Press Contact: David Carle (202) 224-3693 Leahy And Other Democratic Senate Leaders Urge Path Forward As Funding Deadline And Sequestration Loom WASHINGTON (MONDAY, June 26, 2017) –– Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer and Senators Patrick Leahy, Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Dick Durbin, […]
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.
News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy June 22, 2017 Contact: David Carle (202) 224-3693 Reaction Of Senator Patrick Leahy To The Senate’s Trumpcare Plan We’re finally seeing why Senate Republican leaders have been hiding their shameful Trumpcare bill for so long. With no hearings, no debate, no vetting process, and no score, this plan breaks […]
Fraud in the EB-5 program has been rampant, and Sen. Patrick Leahy has been critical of a lack of federal oversight.