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.
Vermont authorities and lawmakers (from both parties) are using sticks such as Act 131, AHP emergency rules and the newly enacted individual mandate to prevent us from escaping the state’s failing insurance exchange in search of carrots elsewhere.
We found that premium increases for Obamacare policies were attributable to a maze of new federal insurance mandates, combined with a flawed subsidy design. That unhappy concoction produced disproportionately older and less healthy insurance pools, requiring insurers to price policies higher.
A twice-a-decade assessment by the Vermont Department of Health alleges that Vermonters’ access to quality health care varies according to race, LGBT status, ethnicity, gender, economic status and more.