The Foundation for Government Accountability has released a new study that illustrates that more than 98 million Americans are enrolled in the program. Vermont, as of June 30, has 210,010 enrolled in the health care program.
MMC is a well-established treatment that can be applied very quickly to a cavity, much faster than drilling and filling it. It creates a whole new financial calculus that makes getting a healthy mouth financially possible for the first time ever for all 170,000 Medicaid beneficiaries.
OneCare Vermont is taking issue with criticisms by the Green Mountain Care Board and others, and has laid down the gauntlet in defiance: it is threatening to quit unless it gets its money.
Greater transparency will allow Vermonters to know whether OneCare Vermont has achieved its vaunted efficiency gains, or merely bilked taxpayers of both money and adequate health care.
This is one way that Republicans can win back the middle. Now state workers know that it was the Republican governor, not the Democrat supermajority, who was the first one to be able to deliver on a plan to give them paid leave.
The stated purpose of this massive administrative money-spender was to save money and improve healthcare for Vermonters. Instead it appears to be a money-sucking disgrace that rewards a handful of bureaucrats at the expense of both public health and public coffers.
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.