OneCare Vermont is a scam. It has presented zero evidence of efficacy, even as its overspending has been well documented. Administrative expenses have swollen while patient care has declined. When will it be ended, like the bad dream it has been?
Health insurance premiums offered under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), colloquially known as Obamacare, will rise next year, hitting small businesses particularly hard and potentially pressuring them to drop out of the program.
Numerous American politicians have pointed to Canada’s public healthcare system as a model for a “Medicare-for-all” system. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont has said that healthcare is a human right and that the U.S. must join every major country on Earth in creating a single-payer system.
Governor Phil Scott on Thursday announced the appointments of a chair and two members to the Green Mountain Care Board. Owen Foster, of Jericho has been appointed chair, and Dr. David Murman, of Waterbury, and Robin Lunge, of Berlin, will serve as members on the five-member board.
Why this shocking list of government health care failures? It’s because there isn’t ever enough money to give everybody as much free care as they think they deserve. Thus, you get underpaid providers and lengthy waiting times.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced it has approved expanding coverage in the state for one set of prescription hearing aids every three years, along with annual exams, beginning in 2024. The expanded coverage will affect individual and small group health plans.
Government enforced price controls on any product triggers a long chain of consequences, predictable by historians and economists. The unhappy results of government price controls is known, at least to some critics, as “the Curse of Diocletian.”
The interim president and CEO of the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems released a statement Monday urging the Green Mountain Care Board to approve stabilization budgets to help hospitals withstand nearly full bed capacity, skyrocketing costs, staff shortages and more.
Gov. Phil Scott today announced that the federal Inflation Reduction Act will help mitigate rising health care costs for many Vermonters, particularly those on Medicare and who buy health plans on Vermont’s health insurance marketplace.
A Franklin County adult is the first identified Vermont case of human monkeypox virus infection, or hMPXV, in Vermont, according to a July 29 statement by the UVM Medical Center.
During his weekly press conference Tuesday, Gov. Phil Scott called on Vermonters to work to undo the harms caused by the social and economic shut down he imposed following the onset of COVID-19 in 2020.
With a global COVID-19 pandemic and national and international turmoil, people have been exposed to extended stress, disruption and trauma. When coupled with the terrible acts witnessed over the past month, many Vermonters may be feeling emotions such as anger, sadness, frustration and grief.