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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…

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…

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…

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,…

Hospital Budget Hearings Begin This Week

Aug 13, 2017
Dear Friends,  This week begins the annual hospital budget presentations, an exercise in transparency that is entirely unique to our state. Earlier this month, Vermont’s 14 non-profit hospitals submitted…

Hospital Budget Hearings Complete

Aug 26, 2017
Dear Friends,  Vermont's hospitals last week concluded their budget presentations to the Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB). This unique process provides the regulator and Vermonters with a transparent…

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…

VAHHS Members Discuss Mental Health System Challenges

Sep 30, 2017
It's Mental Health Awareness Week, when the National Alliance on Mental Illness and participants across the country work to raise awareness and advocate for the best possible care. VAHHS is continually…

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…

Telemedicine – Innovation at Work

Oct 22, 2017
Telemedicine is demonstrating progress throughout Vermont as providers embrace the technology and patients benefit from the expanded access to care. The 2017 VAHHS Annual Meeting featured a break-out…