Choices in health insurance decreased as the number of insurers participating in the individual market fell, while insurance premiums increased more than 50% nationally. The results of Obamacare not only have been less choice and competition, but higher premiums for Americans.
Gov. Phil Scott has vetoed two bills that would have let noncitizen residents of Montpelier and Winooski vote in local elections. However, he signed H.430, which will create a program similar to Dr. Dynasaur so undocumented immigrant children and pregnant woman can obtain health insurance coverage.
The new study is aimed at select Vermont Medicaid members struggling with alcohol use. DynamiCare launched the study to test whether financial rewards can help Vermonters curb excessive drinking. The experimental effort may someday usurp some staid mainstream approaches to the addiction problem.
If a single child is sickened or dies after injection, perhaps we should scientifically conclude — as with COVID — that it was caused by the injection, and hold McCormack and the rest legally and morally accountable for that preventable harm.
This bill will provide health care for illegal aliens who are attracted to Vermont by these buttery public offerings. But let us analyze this silly bill, employing the critical thought that is so visibly absent from our so-called leadership.
What is pitiful about this ongoing policy debate is that it willfully ignores a demonstrably superior path of personal responsibility, informed patient choice, provider competition, price transparency, less third party payment, diminished regulation, liability restraint and outcome accountability.
Attorney General T.J. Donovan has filed a lawsuit on behalf of State Auditor Doug Hoffer against OneCare Vermont after the accountable care organization breached its contract with the State by repeatedly refusing to provide accounting records to the State Auditor.
One of the initiatives to come out of the Gov. Peter Shumlin administration was a dramatic overhaul of the state’s health care payment system, now known as OneCare. But’s its struggling to move forward, and one well-known critic says the system is overrun by bureaucracy and a lack of transparency.
Fortunately, former representative Paul Dame’s slanted view of the GMCB and the board’s persistent efforts to implement health care reforms are not widely shared by those on the ground of Vermont’s health care system.
The reason that 2021 is the year to finally disband the Green Mountain Care Board is because not only have they have been benign, they have actually done harm.
The webpage “Government Healthcare Facts,” which was spearheaded by right-wing activist group America Rising Advanced Research, predicts tens of millions of Americans would lose their employer healthcare coverage throughout the country if a public option or a Medicare-For-All-style plan went into effect.
Most of the Affordable Care Act appeared likely to survive yet another legal challenge as five justices indicated that they were not inclined to strike down the law.