Single payer didn’t fail in Vermont — it was never given a chance.
The Vermont Coalition of Clinics for the Uninsured says fewer people will have health insurance because the state is providing less money for Vermont Health Connect navigators this year.
On this week’s podcast, health care reporter Erin Mansfield explains the factors regulators weighed in two major decisions on health insurance premium increases.
The insurer originally requested a 12.7 percent increase. But regulators said Blue Cross withheld important information about the “financial stability” of the company.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont asked state regulators to disregard arguments from a public advocate that include public comments and statistics on wage growth.
Gov. Phil Scott said he still wants to replace Vermont Health Connect. But his team says the system will function smoothly for the upcoming open enrollment period.
The insurance company has requested a total of $15.4 million over the past three years.
The 6.7 percent increase assumes that Vermont hospitals will charge roughly the same amount for services in 2018 as they did in 2017.
State regulators will hold public hearings on proposals by two health insurance companies to raise premiums for people using Vermont Health Connect. The Green Mountain Care Board will hold two hearings this week, both in Room 11 at the Statehouse in Montpelier. Next week the board will hold an additional event in the evening to […]
In this week’s podcast, VTDigger’s Erin Mansfield talks about the Green Mountain Care Board: who its members are, what they do, and how their decisions affect Vermonters.
The governor, who campaigned on getting rid of the exchange, said his team is working on a proposal now that congressional Republicans failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
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.
News Release — Department of Vermont Health Access Jan. 27, 2017 Contact: Seán Sheehan Contact Phone Number: 802-585-6339 Contact E-mail Address: Sean.Sheehan@vermont.gov Vermonters who don’t qualify for subsidies can direct enroll through Blue Cross or MVP by same deadline WATERBURY, VT – Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA) officials reminded Vermonters of a key health […]
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont and MVP Health Care are warning about the risks of fixing the embattled health exchange.