Lawmakers in the Senate Finance Committee met on Wednesday to discuss how Vermont will proceed with association health plans, which are an affordable alternative to the state health insurance options offered through Vermont Health Connect.
Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis appears set to sign a bill creating a program to import prescription drugs from Canada after the Republican-backed legislation passed the state Senate.
In the second part of our dialogue with Joyce Hottenstein, a small business owner from Rutland, and Peter Briggs, a dairy farmer from Addison, we look at the demise of association health plans in Vermont and how Vermonters can change the direction of policymaking in our state.
Republicans may have failed to pass reforms in 2017, but health care nonetheless remains a major concern for Americans. In fact, it was the No. 1 issue in last year’s midterm elections.
Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a self-described “socialist,” is doubling down on his efforts to give federal officials total control over Americans’ health care.
If “Medicare for All” becomes law, however, that relationship will have to make room for a third party: Uncle Sam. And Uncle Sam will call the shots.
Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro is using his socialist country’s universal health care system as a political tool, ordering doctors to throttle medical supplies and withhold care from citizens who don’t vote for him.
On Thursday the House chamber voted in favor of H.524, the health insurance mandate, which in its current form does not have a financial penalty for not having insurance.
Social media companies have begun cracking down on anti-vaccine chatter between users of social media in response to a coordinated pro-vaccine campaign from health officials across the country.
The legislative rejection of the penalty tax would certainly show that even a left-leaning legislature has enough good sense not to lay new tax burdens on vulnerable working families.
The new health care mandate bill working its way through the Legislature would prevent association health plans and health care sharing ministries from counting as adequate health insurance.