Bristol Dems call for healthcare change

The Bristol Town Democratic Committee sponsored State Auditor Doug Hoffer’s March 10 presentation outlined here After hearing from Hoffer, the Bristol committee adopted this resolution on Vermont healthcare on March 20: The Bristol Town Democratic Committee requests that the Vermont Democratic Party prioritize efforts to address the alarming increasing health care costs in Vermont. On March 10, the Bristol Democratic Committee organized a special conversation with Doug Hoffer on Vermont Healthcare costs. He … (read more)

Guest editorial: Health care alarm bells should be ringing

As an emergency doctor and a longtime observer of how policy decisions play out on the front line, I can say that the despair rings absolutely true, and should ring alarm bells at the highest levels. 

Green Mountain Care Board chides OneCare for salary increases

Green Mountain Care Board members chided OneCare Vermont for its administrative costs and salary increases on Wednesday, as the board reviewed the accountable care organization’s 2021 budget. OneCare, a private company, has proposed to manage $1.46 billio … (read more)

Addison County Home Health and Hospice negotiating to acquire Medicine Chest

MIDDLEBURY — It used to be that during business hours customers could pass freely back and forth between the Marble Works Pharmacy in Middlebury’s Marble Works complex and the adjacent Medicine Chest, a business that rents and sells home healthcare equipm … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Healthcare cost hurts Vermont schools

As many of us are painfully and often personally aware, the cost of healthcare premium increases has been in the double digits over the past several years and there is no end in sight. What many Vermonters might not realize is the impact these increases h … (read more)

Eric Davis: GOP threatens the health care of millions

Ten years ago this week, President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law. As the United States faces its greatest public health crisis in a century, the Trump Administration is actively supporting an effort by T … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Healthcare still unaffordable

“What if there was a prolonged illness in the family? Should I be pacified by the fact that I only have to come up with $15,000 out of my own pocket to pay for it, before insurance contributes (on top of the $9,000 I’m paying in premiums)?” This quote is … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Gov. Scott’s position on health care is disappointing

At the Legislative Breakfast in Middlebury on March 18 in Middlebury, I had the opportunity to ask Gov. Scott how he was going to address the healthcare access crisis underway in Vermont. This question arose after I listened to the governor respond to a q … (read more)

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