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President Trump's Budget Proposal Targets Our Most Vulnerable Neighbors

May 23, 2017
The Trump administration released its proposed budget today, which would cut Medicaid spending by $1.5 trillion over the next 10 years. The President recommends $616 billion in new cuts to Medicaid above…

Today's ACA Repeal Vote in the House

May 04, 2017
Below is a statement from Jeff Tieman, President and CEO of VAHHS, regarding today's vote by the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the Affordable Health Care Act (AHCA) The U.S. House of Representatives’…

VSAC to open college savings accounts for babies born on ‘529 Day’

May 02, 2017
Lucky babies born May 29 in Vermont will receive $100 deposit into a Vermont 529 college savings account opened in his or her name by the Vermont Student Assistance Corp. The Vermont Association of Hospitals…

ACA REPEAL: Here we go again. And it’s a bad idea. Again.

May 01, 2017
Every time we think it’s the last, there is another attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act. This law, more popular and well functioning than ever, helps millions of people including more than 20,000…

Certificate of Need Application Doesn't Meet Criteria

Apr 11, 2017
The following Op-Ed by Jeff Tieman, VAHHS President and CEO, ran in VT Digger and the Burlington Free Press.  Next week the Green Mountain Care Board will hold a public hearing to consider a new ambulatory…

Vermont Hospitals Continue to Reduce Net Patient Revenue Growth

Apr 07, 2017
The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) has released financial performance information for the state’s not-for-profit hospitals. Vermont’s hospitals contained growth in net patient revenue to 4.4% this year,…

Crossover Week: Make Your Voice Heard

Mar 12, 2017
A note from Jeff Tieman, President and CEO of VAHHS.  It’s Crossover Week, putting us at the midpoint of the legislative session. There’s no shortage of challenges coming our way as legislators address…

VAHHS Statement on the American Health Care Act

Mar 07, 2017
Since its passage in 2010, the Affordable Care Act has made health care more accessible and affordable for Vermonters and brought the state closer to covering all residents. Due in large part to the ACA,…

A Growing Mental Health Crisis

Feb 20, 2017
A note from Jeff Tieman Last week I was fortunate to pay my first visit to the Brattleboro Retreat. It was a profound experience. CEO Louis Josephson and his colleagues there are treating people with…

Statement on Governor's Announcement of State Contract with ACO

Feb 10, 2017
On Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Governor Phil Scott announced the Next Generation Medicaid Pilot Program. Jeff Tieman, President and CEO of the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems had this…