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Some small business owners say better off before Vermont Health Connect

By   /  August 27, 2015  /  Health Care, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of state of Vermont

Leach said that with Vermont Health Connect, “You’re buying a Volkswagen, not a Cadillac. The premium looks the same, but your access to coverage is very restricted.”

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Minnesota ‘water warriors’ tap into taxpayer funds to attack soft drinks

By   /  August 24, 2015  /  Health Care, Minnesota, News, State Government  /  No Comments

ReThink Your Drink Mpls Facebook photo

There’s nothing like the dog days of August to make one crave an ice cold cola or other high-sugar beverage. But before breaking open the cooler, the Minneapolis Health Department —through a taxpayer-funded marketing campaign — wants everyone to “Rethink Their Drink.”

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Vermont attorney general bucks New Hampshire, defends Planned Parenthood funds

By   /  August 21, 2015  /  Health Care, Issues, New Hampshire, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo by Bruce Parker

“Given the strong support for women’s constitutional rights to reproductive freedoms in Vermont, I believe any significant reduction in support for Planned Parenthood in our state is unlikely.”

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Vermont Health Connect spending eerily similar to shut down exchanges

By   /  August 18, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Health Care, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo by Bruce parker

“Whether VHC can ever be made to work appears increasingly unlikely.”

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Ohio’s dependence on Medicaid is the worst in the Midwest

By   /  August 17, 2015  /  Health Care, News, Ohio  /  No Comments

Photo credit: State of Ohio

Thanks to Gov. John Kasich’s Obamacare expansion, Ohio has the highest rate of Medicaid enrollment in the Midwest.

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Independent doctors feel pushed out by Vermont’s hospital-focused health system

By   /  August 11, 2015  /  Health Care, Issues, News, Power Abuse, Vermont  /  No Comments

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As hospital monopolies continue to drive private physicians from Vermont, the focus of health care may be turning from patients to profit.

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