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Tax Bill Passes Senate; Health Care Coverage at Risk

Dec 03, 2017
The Senate this weekend passed major tax legislation that leaves the health care field, and certainly VAHHS, with deep questions and concerns about policies included in the bill. The next step is for…

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…

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…

Explaining and Addressing Violence in our Communities

Nov 12, 2017
  The recent mass shooting at a Texas church, and comments that followed by President Trump and others, have fueled a harmful narrative that gun violence is directly connected to mental illness. READ…

VAHHS Statement on Governor Scott’s Appointment of Tom Pelham to the Green Mountain Care Board

Nov 03, 2017
On behalf of Vermont’s non-profit hospitals, the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems extends its congratulations to new Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) appointee, Tom Pelham. Tom is known…

The Opioid Epidemic

Oct 29, 2017
by Devon GreenVAHHS VP of Government Relations   President Trump last week declared the opioid epidemic a “public health emergency,” raising awareness of a nationwide crisis that has hit Vermont as…

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…

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…

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…

VAHHS sends letter to Leahy re: ACA, Graham-Cassidy

Sep 25, 2017
VAHHS recently sent a letter to Senator Patrick Leahy urging him to continue support for the Affordable Care Act and to vote against the Graham-Cassidy bill currently under consideration. Read the letter…