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healthcare http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/285/all en Opinion: Economy dooms single-payer http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412opinion-economy-dooms-single-payer <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> C.W. Cobb </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> As so often happens with liberal fantasies of a welfare state utopia, the balloon of single payer was pricked by the pin of economic reality.</p> <p align="right"> <strong>C.W. Cobb</strong></p> <p align="right"> <strong>Middlebury</strong></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27590">full story</a></h4> Opinion healthcare single-payer Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:37:15 +0000 Zach Despart 27590 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Opinion: More info needed on single-payer health care proposal http://www.addisonindependent.com/201407opinion-more-info-needed-single-payer-health-care-proposal <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Peter Grant </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">Lawrence Miller wrote a community forum (</span><em style="font-size: 13px;">Addison Independent,</em><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;"> June 30) on the costs of the U.S. wasteful system of health care, which ranks as the most expensive in most nations and way down in providing good health. This is well documented.</span></p> <p align="left"> One thing I do not find in his article is just how much U.S. versions of single payer, like that proposed for Vermont, will cost.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24393">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201407opinion-more-info-needed-single-payer-health-care-proposal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion healthcare single payer Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:11:14 +0000 Zach Despart 24393 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Eric Davis: Media must hold Shumlin accountable http://www.addisonindependent.com/201406eric-davis-media-must-hold-shumlin-accountable <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Eric Davis </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">Gov. Peter Shumlin is unlikely to face vigorous opposition when campaigning for a third term this fall. The Progressives decided not to nominate a gubernatorial candidate. The Republicans could not find a mainstream candidate until right at the filing deadline, when Scott Milne announced he would enter the race.</span></p> <p> The Republicans were unable to find candidates for many offices. The GOP recruited candidates for only two of the six statewide offices, 15 of the 30 Senate seats, and 79 of the 150 House seats.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24140">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201406eric-davis-media-must-hold-shumlin-accountable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion governor healthcare media Milne Republican Party Shumlin single payer Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:57:08 +0000 Eric Davis 24140 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Guest editorial: Healthcare providers have reason to be anxious http://www.addisonindependent.com/201406guest-editorial-healthcare-providers-have-reason-be-anxious <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Emerson Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> The most powerful word in the English language is the word no. That is particularly true to people and organizations who consistently depend on the word yes to get things done. When they are told no, they have to change what they do, or stop doing it.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23945">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201406guest-editorial-healthcare-providers-have-reason-be-anxious" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial editorial Emerson Lynn healthcare Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:07:24 +0000 Weyland Joyner 23945 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Guest editorial: Questions on single-payer http://www.addisonindependent.com/201401guest-editorial-questions-single-payer <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Emerson Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">Gov. Peter Shumlin recently took the unusual step of addressing both the Senate and house health care committees to talk about Vermont Health Connect and how the state needs to prepare itself for Green Mountain Care, the state&rsquo;s single-payer health care plan.</span></p> <p> He made the trip because the issue dominates all others. How it is managed will affect the careers of many of those who spend their time under the dome in Montpelier.</p> <p> It&rsquo;s time to pay attention.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/21026">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201401guest-editorial-questions-single-payer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial Emerson Lynn healthcare Shumlin single-payer Mon, 13 Jan 2014 14:45:20 +0000 Zach Despart 21026 at http://www.addisonindependent.com City, state effort to keep elderly healthy could go national http://www.addisonindependent.com/201307city-state-effort-keep-elderly-healthy-could-go-national <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash;&nbsp;The organizers of a year-old program based in Vergennes that is intended to help seniors stay healthy and independent say it is working well as they plan to expand the effort to other Addison County sites, including Middlebury, Bristol, Shoreham and Orwell.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/18016">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201307city-state-effort-keep-elderly-healthy-could-go-national" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Featured healthcare Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:25:52 +0000 Devon Vila 18016 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Community Forum: Some health care barriers remain http://www.addisonindependent.com/201306community-forum-some-health-care-barriers-remain <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Kelly Stoddard </div> </div> </div> <p> <em>This week&rsquo;s writer is Kelly Stoddard, director of government relations and advocacy in Vermont for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.</em></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/17370">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201306community-forum-some-health-care-barriers-remain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion community forum healthcare opinion Mon, 10 Jun 2013 14:17:33 +0000 xian 17370 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Middlebury Hospice to honor Dunn on Friday http://www.addisonindependent.com/201202middlebury-hospice-honor-dunn-friday <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash;&nbsp;The Hospice Volunteer Services community will honor Patty Dunn this Friday afternoon from 4:30-6 p.m. at St. Stephen&#39;s on the Green in the parish hall. Dunn recently retired after nine years of service as the HVS executive director.</p> <p> The program will begin at approximately 5 p.m. with musical selections by Wellspring followed by tributes from community members, including Henry Prickitt, Maura McClure, Kate McGowan, Peter Jensen and Margie Beckoff. Frank Buonincontro and Diana Barnard, members of the HVS board of directors, will be the emcees.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10903">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201202middlebury-hospice-honor-dunn-friday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury healthcare Hospice Tue, 21 Feb 2012 17:19:57 +0000 Andrew Stein 10903 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Rep. Fisher tapped to lead health panel http://www.addisonindependent.com/201109rep-fisher-tapped-lead-health-panel <p> LINCOLN &mdash; Speaker Shap Smith on Thursday announced the appointment of Rep. Michael Fisher, D-Lincoln, as the chair of the House Committee on Health Care. Rep. Fisher, the current vice chair of the committee, replaces former Rep. Mark Larson who resigned from the Legislature in August to become the Commissioner of the Department of Vermont Health Access. Rep. Sarah Copeland-Hanzas, D-Bradford, will become the committee&rsquo;s vice chair.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/9271">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201109rep-fisher-tapped-lead-health-panel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lincoln healthcare legislature Mon, 19 Sep 2011 16:00:04 +0000 Christian Woodard 9271 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Obama move could boost state's health care efforts http://www.addisonindependent.com/201103obama-move-could-boost-states-health-care-efforts <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> WASHINGTON, D.C. &mdash; One of the major blockades to Vermont single-payer health care reform fell last week when President Obama endorsed a bill by the Vermont Congressional delegation to alter the waiver date in the federal Affordable Care Act.</p> <p> The law currently prohibits waivers from federal reform requirements until 2017, but the president has agreed to support an earlier waiver date that will allow Vermont to implement a single-payer plan in 2014.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/7175">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201103obama-move-could-boost-states-health-care-efforts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont health healthcare Thu, 03 Mar 2011 19:00:03 +0000 Andrew Stein 7175 at http://www.addisonindependent.com