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Legislative Update 4-1-19

Mar 30, 2019
Last Week Budget: The budget passed out of the House and is on to the Senate. It does not contain the Administration’s proposal of funding the Green Mountain Care Board by increasing the proportion billed…

Legislative Update 3-18-19

Mar 17, 2019
Last Week Crossover has ended!  We’ll have a full wrap up of what is moving and not moving next week after the money committees get their bills out.  In the meantime, here is a summary of the latest: Rural…

CEO Message 3-18-19

Mar 15, 2019
The financial health of our hospitals has been in the news this week. It’s a critically important topic that requires continued and careful discussion. Concerns about the health of hospitals, especially…

Legislative Update 3-11-19

Mar 08, 2019
Last week, all the legislators were out for Town Meeting Week.  They’ve talked to their constituents, rested up, and now they’re heading back to the State House for a fast-paced week before the “crossover”…

CEO Message 3-11-19

Mar 08, 2019
In 1762, the first St. Patrick’s Day parade wound its way through lower Manhattan, a procession that still takes place today. That same year, here in Vermont, Bennington residents gathered in a local tavern…

Legislative Update 3-4-19

Mar 03, 2019
Last Week Tobacco 21: The Tobacco 21 bill, which would ban use of tobacco products by those under the age of 21, including e-cigarettes, passed the Senate easily.  It will now make its way to the House. …

Story of the Week 3-4-19

Mar 01, 2019
As Vermont continues its pioneering work to create a health care system based on value and wellness, the Green Mountain Care Board featured examples of the All-Payer Model’s benefit to patients at a well-attended…

Legislative Update 2-25-19

Feb 22, 2019
Last Week GMCB Bill Back:VAHHS testified in the House Health Care Committee on the Administration’s proposal of shifting $2.5 million from the State to hospitals and insurers to fund the Green Mountain…

Legislative Update 2-18-19

Feb 15, 2019
Last Week Mental Health Data: VAHHS testified with the Department of Mental Health in Senate Health and Welfare on the number of visits and length of stay for patients seeking mental health treatment…

Building Bridges Update

Feb 15, 2019
Gov. Scott and Team Recommend Opioid Strategies The Governor’s Opioid Coordination Council has released a new report, Building Bridges, which makes key recommendations to continue addressing Vermont’s…