The insurer wanted to raise premiums 6.7 percent for next year on Vermont Health Connect. The board said its order balanced the goals of keeping rates lean and insurers solvent.
Deaf patients have said since 2010 that the state’s largest hospital does not provide American Sign Language interpreters when patients need them.
An actuary for the Office of the Health Care Advocate disputed Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont’s math and said premiums on Vermont Health Connect should go up just 8.7 percent.
All 700 patients who received an emailed survey were mistakenly listed in the “To” field. It wasn’t immediately clear whether that violated confidentiality rules.
News Release — Gov. Phil Scott, Office of the Attorney General, Vermont Legal Aid May 11, 2017 Media Contacts: Rebecca Kelley, Office of the Governor 802.828.6403 [email protected] Natalie Silver, Office of the Attorney General 802.595.8679 [email protected] Jacob Speidel, Senior Citizens Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid 802.495.0496 Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott signed legislation designed […]
News Release — Vermont Legal Aid December 6, 2016 Contact: Eric Avildsen, Executive Director, Vermont Legal Aid [email protected] 802-383-2240 Former state representative Michael Fisher will join Vermont Legal Aid as Vermont’s Chief Health Care Advocate on January 2. Fisher will lead the Office of the Health Care Advocate, which was established by the legislature in […]
If someone poses an imminent risk of harm to themselves or others, a screening can trigger a court process for involuntary hospitalization.
News Release — Vermont Legal Aid August 16, 2016 Contact: Eric Avildsen, Executive Director Vermont Legal Aid [email protected] 802-383-2240 Vermont Legal Aid welcomed Mairead C. O’Reilly on August 16 as the 2016 Vermont Poverty Law Fellow. The two-year fellowship is supported by generous donations from Vermont lawyers and law firms to the annual Vermont Bar […]
News Release — Vermont Legal Aid August 11, 2016 Contact: Eric Avildsen, Executive Director, Vermont Legal Aid 802.383.2240, [email protected] Tom Garrett, Executive Director, Legal Services Law Line 802.383.2111, [email protected] Thomas F. Garrett, who has served as the executive director of Legal Services Law Line of Vermont (Law Line) since it was formed in 1996, will […]
Two doctors and the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems came out in support of an expedited legal process for involuntary psychiatric treatment. Former psychiatric patients and their advocates disagree.
The exchange’s operations manager says a report is expected in a few weeks, while the chair of the House Health Care Committee also wants to hear more about alternatives to the state exchange.
The Vermont Attorney General will distribute $180,000 to Vermont Legal Aid and $10,000 to the Vermont Judiciary as part of a settlement with Bank of America. The settlement resolves claims that Bank of America “did not live up to the terms of agreements” made with homeowners during foreclosure proceedings, according to the AG. Vermont Legal […]
Attorney Dan Richardson says “most people in the middle class and lower income cannot afford an attorney unless it’s an absolute necessity.” As a result, many Vermonters end up representing themselves in court.
A $125 cut to hundreds of families that receive Reach Up benefits has been postponed until later this fall, and the state expects the program’s budget will need to be adjusted.