Apparently those Democrats haven’t taken a close look at Vermont’s pioneering experience with single payer, which ended with Gov. Shumlin’s embarrassing abandonment of the idea in late 2014.
A handful of health insurance companies, from Blue Cross Blue Shield to smaller state-specific Obamacare insurance providers like ConnectiCare, are asking for premium increases of 20 percent or higher for the fiscal year 2018.
Vermonters should pay attention here because we have more CON laws than any other state in the Union.
Some 35,000 people purchasing insurance on the Obamacare exchanges in 45 counties across the U.S. could have no insurance providers to choose from in 2018.
“If 40-50 percent of our health care spending results from poor patient choices, how can we find more effective ways to influence patients to make better choices, and so reduce the enormous expenditures that they are causing?”
Rutland area school superintendents haven’t taken an official stance on Gov. Phil Scott’s plan for a statewide health care plan for all teachers, but they say the idea offers wide-ranging benefits.
“The teachers are asking for 100 percent,” Patrick Healy, chair of the Twinfield Union School Board, told True North.
The conversation about vaccine safety in the Green Mountain State was reignited over the weekend at a health seminar on non-conventional medicinal practices.