November 16, 2015
The House Education committee will meet this week to review possible changes to Act 46, the state's new school district consolidation law.
November 13, 2015
The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical System has sued Vermont for paying community hospitals higher Medicaid rates than are paid to the New Hampshire facility.
November 11, 2015
When it comes to buying health insurance, the last few years have been a roller coaster for small businesses in Vermont.
November 09, 2015
State officials are enthusiastically supporting federal legislation that cracks down on Medicaid fraud.
Rep. Peter Welch is a lead sponsor of this bill. He says it's needed because millions of Americans have been added to the Medicaid program through the Affordable Care Act.
November 02, 2015
A Boston-based tech firm responsible for constructing a major component of Vermont’s online health insurance exchange looks to be going out of business.
Lawrence Miller, chief of health care reform for the Shumlin administration, confirmed Monday evening that Exeter, which has been working on Vermont Health Connect since the project’s outset, appears to be dismantling operations.
October 28, 2015
On Sunday, customers will begin shopping for their 2016 insurance plans on Vermont Health Connect, and that means judgment day for a new piece of software that’s supposed to help the state avoid the technical glitches that plagued last year’s enrollment process. Administration officials say this time around, the exchange will be ready for prime time.
October 16, 2015
Last month, the Green Mountain Care Board voted to allow Blue Cross to increase its rates for policies sold on Vermont Health Connect by almost 6 percent. A year ago, the rates went up by almost 8 percent.
October 15, 2015
Lawmakers are slowly coming to grips with significant cost overruns in the state’s Medicaid program. But elected officials still aren’t sure what’s causing the budget problems, much less how to pay for them.
October 12, 2015
The research and development of new drugs is a high-cost, high-stakes industry, and at its center are questions of scientific rigor and ethical standards.
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