The mandate was always more of a “nanny tax” than a way to raise government funding. Democrats included it in the law to force the young and healthy to buy into the government-run health exchanges so as to offset the high cost of the old and very sick.
The Vermont Medical Society has released a list of about a half-dozen priorities for the upcoming 2018 legislative session, and some of those aims are likely to stir robust debate at the Statehouse.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders tweeted a video Wednesday claiming that health care wait times in Canada aren’t a “major problem.” Yet whether judging by physician benchmarks or the relative performance of other countries, Canada faces chronically long health care wait times.
Gov. Phil Scott announced Friday that he has appointed former state lawmaker and public finance official Tom Pelham to the Green Mountain Care Board, filling a position vacated by Con Hogan in September.
The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee says Republican’s tax plan unveiled Thursday could potentially include a repeal of the individual health care mandate in Obamacare.
Ah, the Green Mountain Care Board, that omnipotent group that was set up to have “stewardship” over health care decisions because “no one was in charge” of making such decisions. The result is that we now have a single remaining health care reform company.
The late, great Nobel Laureate economist Milton Friedman said it best: “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” Friedman’s pithy proverb reminds us that there is also no “free health care.”
U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria of California preliminary rejected a lawsuit Wednesday from states challenging the Trump administration’s decision to stop paying out Obamacare subsidies.
We may never find out if the state was corrupt or incompetent in regard to the EB-5 scandal. Victims may never get justice. Is that how we want our health care system to work, too?
For 8.9 million low-income children in America, parents aren’t the first decision-makers in health care. For families enrolled in the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, politicians choose what coverage is best for the children.
States without certificate of need laws have lower costs, better outcomes and more access to health care. It’s time to subject our CON laws and the Green Mountain Care Board to a certificate of need process. I think we’ll find we don’t need either of them.