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Tag: Affordable Care Act

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…

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’…

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…

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…

Vermont’s Governor, Congressional Delegation and Legislative Leaders Encourage Thoughtful Federal Policy, Praise Vermont’s Health Reform Work

Jul 20, 2017
Montpelier, VT – Yesterday in the Governor’s ceremonial office, Vermont leaders from all major political parties encouraged the U.S. Senate to adopt smart, sensible changes to the Affordable Care Act and…

News from DC and UVM Community Rounds

Sep 11, 2017
Dear Friends, All of us at VAHHS have been busy preparing for our big annual meeting—this week in Jay Peak!  The program is packed with content and we expect record attendance for our time together. The…

Hospitals Participate in Budget Hearings in Montpelier, Castleton

Aug 20, 2017
VAHHS Update 8-21-17 Last week, hospitals began presenting their proposed 2018 fiscal year budgets to the Green Mountain Care Board. On average, hospital budgets showed historically low growth and reflected…

Open Enrollment Season Is Approaching

Oct 08, 2017
The open enrollment season is rapidly approaching. Ever since the expansion of health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act, hospitals throughout Vermont and across the country have shared…

Federal Update: So Many Moving Parts

Nov 19, 2017
A number of proposals working their way through Congress and the White House could threaten health insurance coverage for millions of Americans including here in Vermont. VAHHS and the American Hospital…

Connecting Vermonters with Health Care Coverage; Vermont Hospitals Lead the Way

Dec 03, 2017
The number of people with health insurance has increased significantly in recent years, with more than 20 million Americans gaining health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act. Vermont has some…