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As Deadline Approaches, Welch Urges Seniors To Enroll For Medicare
Monday, 12/03/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Congressman Peter Welch is urging Vermont seniors to sign up for Medicare benefits under the new health care law, through which the Obama administration says Vermonters have saved $10.6 million.  
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Big Decisions Ahead For Veterans Home
Tuesday, 09/25/12
By Susan Keese
The Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington is hoping for an inspection this week that could offer one more chance to keep its federal certification.
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What Fuels Those Fuel Price Hikes
Thursday, 09/20/12
By Jane Lindholm
We’ll look at causes for the recent rise in gas and heating oil prices and how some are dealing with it; also we hear about causes for the possible loss of funding at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington.
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Vt. Hospital Addresses Readmission Rate
Tuesday, 09/11/12
By Bob Kinzel
One of the top priorities of the Green Mountain Care Board is to reduce the number of times patients have to return to the hospital for a serious illnesses.
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Sanders Proposes Dental Care Bill
Friday, 06/08/12
By Bob Kinzel
Sen. Bernie Sanders has introduced legislation to deal with what he says is a growing dental care crisis.
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Welch Launches Bi-partisan Plan To Reduce Medicare Costs
Monday, 06/20/11
By Bob Kinzel
Congressman Peter Welch has launched a bi-partisan effort to reduce Medicare costs by nearly $160 billion over the next 10 years. The plan would allow the federal government to negotiate prices for prescription drugs that are bought under the Medicare Part D program.
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Patients, Health Groups Sue Medicare Over Service Cuts
Tuesday, 01/18/11
Five New England residents and five national health care advocacy groups are suing the federal government, saying Medicare benefits are being improperly cut after their health conditions are determined to be chronic.
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Doctors Say Medicare Cuts Would Be Devastating
Friday, 12/10/10
By Bob Kinzel
Congress is taking steps to avoid major cuts in Medicare payments to health care providers. The Vermont Medical Society says that's good news because the cuts would have been devastating to doctors across the state and would have most likely forced some private practice physicians out of business.
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Medicare Program Gets Boost
Thursday, 10/07/10
By Lynne McCrea
A Vermont program that helps Medicare recipients to understand their bills and detect any errors just got a boost from the federal government.
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Governor Changes His Mind On Medicare Rebate Checks
Monday, 06/14/10
By Bob Kinzel
The Douglas Administration has changed its mind about asking senior citizens to send their upcoming Medicare rebate checks to the state. The Governor now says getting the checks back would be an administrative nightmare, and so he's decided to back down from the issue.
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Dispute Develops Over Medicare Rebate Policy
Friday, 06/11/10
By Bob Kinzel
There's a dispute over rebate checks being sent to senior citizens to help offset the cost of prescription drugs. The Douglas Administration says the rebates should go to the state, but Senators Leahy and Sanders say seniors should keep the money.
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