With tag: health_reform
Health Exchange Still Confusing
By Patti Daniels
A recent poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation showed that most Americans
are uninformed about the federal health care changes that are coming,
and about how health care exchanges are going to work. That situation
appears to bear out in Vermont, too.
House Advances Health Care Exchange Bill
The Vermont House
has given preliminary approval to a bill under which the state would take the
next big step on a path to sweeping health insurance reform passed in broad
outline last year.
Senate Embraces Governor's Health Care Overhaul Plan
By Bob Kinzel
The Vermont Senate has given its final approval to legislation
that makes significant changes to the state's health care system. While the Senate bill is slightly different from the one passed by the House last
month, lawmakers believe it will be easy to
reconcile the two and send the plan to the Governor.
State GOP Wants More Time To Consider Health Reform Plan
By John Dillon
House Republicans want to slow down a single payer health care bill because
they say Vermonters need time to carefully consider its potential consequences. But the Speaker of the House says the state needs to move quickly on the plan to address escalating costs.
Advocates Rally For Health Care
By Lynne McCrea
Vermont lawmakers had barely taken their seats on the first day of the legislative session when more
than 200 advocates for single-payer health care rallied at the Statehouse and met with legislative leaders.