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Statement on Green Mountain Care Board’s Decision Regarding the Green Mountain Surgery Center

Jul 11, 2017
The following statement is from Jeff Tieman, VAHHS President and CEO, regarding today's decision by the Green Mountain Care Board’s regarding the Green Mountain Surgery Center Certificate of Need Application.  "Following…

Welch Offers Help With Drug Prices, Telemedicine

Jul 07, 2017
Story by Robin Smith and printed in the Caledonian Record.  NEWPORT CITY — Local health officials told U.S. Congressman Peter Welch Thursday afternoon that his bipartisan efforts on several bills in Washington,…

2017 Legislative Session is a Wrap

Jun 25, 2017
Dear Friend, We can now officially say that the 2017 legislative session has concluded. Following an impasse over teacher health care contracts, legislators had to return last week to finalize a state…

Statement on Senate's Release of the Better Care Reconciliation Act

Jun 23, 2017
The following statement is from Jeff Tieman, VAHHS President and CEO, regarding the U.S. Senate's newest draft bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act:  "Vermont has one of the lowest uninsured rates in…

Vermont Hospitals Applaud Governor, S.50 Telemedicine Bill Signed Into Law

Jun 07, 2017
As part of improving access to health care for all Vermonters, especially those living in rural parts of the state, the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems applauds state legislators for…

Statement on New Green Mountain Care Board Appointments

May 24, 2017
The following statement is from Jeff Tieman, VAHHS President and CEO, regarding the appointment of two new Green Mountain Care Board members:  "On behalf of Vermont’s non-profit hospitals, the Vermont…

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…