Experts warn no good options as Scott moves to shut down Vermont Health Connect

By   /  April 7, 2017  /  Health Care, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Gov. Phil Scott is prepared to finally shut down Vermont Health Connect, the state’s failing health care exchange, after years of Democrats passing the buck

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Commentary: Refusing Medicaid expansion frustrates dependency democracy crowd

By   /  April 6, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Commentary, Federal government, Health Care, State Budgets, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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The money didn’t just magically appear on the table. It was taken from taxpayers everywhere.

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Washington tribe beats dental lobby, gets dental therapy

By   /  April 4, 2017  /  Federal Government, Federal government, General, Health Care, Legislature, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

After years of failed efforts to pass a dental therapy law in Washington, an Indian tribe took a page from their counterparts in Alaska and exercised their sovereignty to get it done.

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Addiction recovery center opens in Rutland, offers alternative to state approach

By   /  April 3, 2017  /  Health Care, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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A new substance abuse treatment program opened its doors Saturday in Rutland, marking an important step in the state’s continued fight against opioid abuse.

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Vermont lawmakers hope to stem ACO abuse of tax dollars seen in other states

By   /  March 31, 2017  /  Accountability, Health Care, Issues, News, Open Records, Power Abuse, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Vermont lawmakers are working to regulate Vermont’s accountable care organizations before the state relinquishes control of millions of federal dollars.

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Minimum wage hike threatens services for Arizona’s disabled

By   /  March 21, 2017  /  Arizona, Health Care, Jobs + Growth, Labor, News, State Budgets  /  No Comments

Non-profits operating on fixed reimbursement rates from the state have been hit hard by the costs of Propostion 206.

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