Recently proposed double-digit hospital rate increases will consume an ever greater share of health care spending and exacerbate the affordability crisis.
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Victoria Rhodin: Why Vermont’s young kids aren’t getting the Covid vaccine
The clinic, an affiliate of Dartmouth Health, still didn't have the computer system set up, and the secretary had no idea when to expect it to be set up.
Vermont Health Connect enrollees to pay hundreds more in premiums next year
Health insurance premiums could increase an average of $70 or more a month for more than 70,000 Vermonters.
Health care regulatory board faces pivotal budget season with no leader
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.
Frank Cioffi: High-quality health care requires thoughtful financial support now
In this region, we cannot separate the financial and policy discussion about health care costs from the high-quality services we all expect to receive for ourselves, our loved ones, our employees and community.
Bill Schubart: It’s past time to rethink how Vermont health care is evolving
We must make choices about what matters in our society. Population health encompasses almost all aspects of the social safety net. If health care is to aim for population health, it must start with support services in the communities being served.
Jenney Samuelson: We’re on the way to creating a healthier Vermont
The new Global Commitment demonstration will provide Vermont with tools to improve health and shore up our health care infrastructure.
Feds extend Vermont’s Medicaid waiver program to help underinsured residents and boost Medicaid reimbursements
The state-federal safety net program should help some Vermonters pay for services that private insurance does not cover.
As US Supreme Court strikes down Roe v. Wade, abortion remains protected in Vermont
A constitutional amendment to guarantee sexual and reproductive freedoms will be on the ballot in Vermont this November.
Allen Gilbert: Act 60 turns 25 — an occasion to honor the common benefits clause
Equity is not a partisan ideology in Vermont. It’s a foundational value, embedded in our constitution. No other state holds as strong a vision of the need for citizens to work together in a way that ensures fairness and equity.
Vermont to launch 3-digit number for National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in July
Vermont will join the rest of the U.S. in launching 988 as an emergency phone number for mental health distress and crises. The number is scheduled to become active and accessible July 16.
Vicki Ward: End-stage capitalism is eating health care alive
We have to become involved to achieve health care for all, eliminating fee for service, reclaiming all our buildings as taxpayer-owned, and revising M.D. training to be more humane and collegial.
Another Green Mountain Care Board regulator says he will step down￼
Tom Pelham, a Phil Scott appointee to the board that oversees health care in Vermont, plans to retire in September.
Springfield health system emerges from bankruptcy as North Star Health
The “North Star” name aims to emphasize the way care teams work to help patients “identify their health-related priorities,” by helping them reduce stress, sleep better or eat healthier, the organization said.