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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…

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,…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…