Legislature passes health care reform bill in the last hours of 2015 session

Before closing out the 2015 legislative session, lawmakers came to agreement on a health care reform package that moved forward important reform policy, and made necessary financial investments. The three million dollar package that passed the legislature is a shadow of the 90 million dollars originally proposed in the governor’s…

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Legislation to Improve Access to Dental Care for All Passes Senate Floor

Today, S.20, a bill that allows dental therapists to practice in Vermont, passed the Senate floor on an 18 – 8 vote. This legislation, sponsored by Sen. Claire Ayer (D-Addison), Sen. Michael Sirotkin (D-Chittenden), and Sen. Jeanette White (D-Windham), will increase access to affordable, quality dental care for all Vermonters. Sponsor…

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Government Operations Committee Passes Bill to Expand Access to Dental Care

This week the Government Operations Committee voted 4-1 to pass legislation to allow mid-level dental providers (called dental therapists) to expand the dental team in Vermont. The Committee took testimony a wide range of stakeholders including advocates, and oral health professionals from across the country. Some of the most compelling…

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