In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the individual mandate functions as a tax, which means that Scott approved a new health tax despite pledging no new taxes. How should Vermonters make sense of this discrepancy?
CMS said the rule was made to “encourage price transparency.” Administration officials hope the rule will help patients save money and even “encourage them to shop around.”
The Department of Health and Human Services, Labor Department, and Treasury Department released the final rule that allows consumers to buy “short-term, limited duration” health insurance plans that are not subject to the Obamacare requirements.
In a new cost analysis, Charles Blahous, formerly a member of the Medicare board of trustees, concludes that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for All” bill would cost a breathtaking $32.6 trillion over 10 years.
A comparison of the CAP “sabotage” estimates with preliminary 2019 rate filings in cities in 17 states compiled by the Kaiser Family Foundation suggests CAP vastly overestimated the effects of these policy changes on premiums.
The Green Mountain Care Board took heat from protesters and members of the public last week, as health care consumers reacted negatively to potential rate increases from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont and MVP.
Silver and Hyman conclude that “our politicized third-party payment system creates bad incentives that attract the already corrupt, and also corrupt the virtuous.” The crucial reform is to move away from non-catastrophic third-party insurance coverage and dramatically expand the role of first-party (consumer) payment in a competitive marketplace.
By observing United States constitutional and labor laws, the judicial and executive branches of the federal government have granted more Americans the freedom and right to work, and ensured that our taxpayer funds support those, amongst us, in gravest need.
Less than a month after the largest federal health care fraud sting in American history, details of the operation show how massive the problem is. As part of the operation, more than 600 people were charged with committing more than $2 billion in fraud and taxpayer theft.
Representatives of health care sharing ministries met with Vermont’s individual insurance mandate working group to request an exemption like the one they have under the Affordable Care Act.
Home health care workers in Vermont could see more money in their paychecks due to a proposed federal rule change that would prevent unions from skimming funds from state-subsidized home health care workers’ pay.