From our perspective, this is the most crucial budget we’ve assembled.
Brattleboro Memorial Hospital exists to promote and elevate the health of the community and provide essential life blood as both an economic engine and a steward and promoter of quality of life.
Health insurance premiums could increase an average of $70 or more a month for more than 70,000 Vermonters.
Gov. Phil Scott has yet to appoint a new chair of the Green Mountain Care Board as a contentious and pivotal hospital budget season kicks off.
Nine of Vermont’s 14 nonprofit hospitals — including the state’s only academic medical center — expect to end the current fiscal year with negative margins from operations. Nearly all of them are looking to right the ship by substantially increasing charges next year.
Until we have a health care system that includes everyone and puts people’s health over corporate profit, our legislators and our governor continue to perpetuate unnecessary suffering.
Our goals are to focus on sustainability, address the tension between access and affordability, and continue finding ways to make sure all Vermonters can receive the right care at the right place at the right time.
Vermont’s 14 nonprofit hospitals just submitted their spending proposals for the next fiscal year. Some hospitals are betting on Covid being less of an issue.
Rutland Regional Medical Center’s request comes on the heels of a similar ask from the University of Vermont Health Network, the largest hospital operator in Vermont.
The Green Mountain Care Board needs to hear from Vermonters about how premium increases will affect their ability to access high-quality, affordable health care for themselves and their families.
Vermont’s 13 other hospitals are expected to make similar asks.
Green Mountain Care Board chairperson Kevin Mullin said the governor is overreaching.
One of Vermont’s most powerful boards will soon have two vacancies. The search for new members is underway.
Tom Pelham, a Phil Scott appointee to the board that oversees health care in Vermont, plans to retire in September.