What’s Next For Health Care Reform in Vermont

Governor Shumlin’s recent decision to shelve plans to move forward with Universal Health Care surprised many in the Health Care Policy world. In light of this, here at VPIRG we are still determined and dedicated to bringing health care reform to Vermonters. Click here to read a recent VTDigger Op-Ed written by VPIRG’s…

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VPIRG’s 2015 Legislative Priorities

With the first week of the 2015 Legislative Session wrapping up, check out VPIRG’s priorities for 2015! (Click the Program Name to jump to that section). Clean Energy Consumer Protection Elections & Government Reform Environmental Protection Health Care Toxics & Environmental Health Clean Energy Putting a Price on Pollution: With…

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Green Mountain Care Board Cuts Proposed Rate Hikes

The Green Mountain Care Board announced Tuesday that they would making significant cuts to the proposed premium rate hikes by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBS) and MVP Health care. After receiving over 200 comments from VPIRG members and supporters, the Board cut BCBS and MVP’s proposed rates by…

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Green Mountain Care Board Considers Health Insurance Premium Increases

Vermonters already have the fifth most expensive health insurance plans in the country, and now Blue Cross Blue Shield and MVP have asked the Green Mountain Care Board to approve average premium increases of 9.8% and 15.4% respectively. If these premium hikes are approved, Vermont Health Connect coverage options could be…

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Support Universal Health Care

When our lawmakers passed Act 48 in 2011, they laid out a vision of a health care system that provides health care for all Vermonters and is more fair, transparent and affordable than the status quo. We need to make sure that our legislators know that their constituents want them…

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Fight medical bill sticker shock

Earlier this week the State Auditor released a report outlining how the Green Mountain Care Board has not met their statutory duty to give consumers information about their health care costs. The Report showed that the state has the information necessary to let consumers look up the prices of health…

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