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OneCare Press Release on SIM Report

Apr 13, 2019
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 15, 2019Contact: Amy Bodette, 802-847-7364  Two Reports Show Early, Significant Health Care Reform Progress in Vermont: Access to early childhood developmental screenings…

Legislative Update 4-15-19

Apr 13, 2019
Last Week SIM Final Impact Analysis: Secretary Gobeille and Director Backus presented the recent findings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the State Innovation Model (SIM)…

Vermont receives accolades in new CMS report

Apr 13, 2019
One thing that drew me to Vermont when I began my work for the hospital association was the state’s standout health care system. Here in the Green Mountains, policy makers, health care providers, payers,…


Apr 06, 2019
Last Week Mental Health Facilities: The Department of Mental Health presented its plan for a 16-bed secure residential facility to the Senate Health and Welfare Committee.  This facility would replace…

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. …