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Archive for December, 2014

High-Stakes Health Care Battle in the Green Mountain State

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

by WENDELL POTTER on DECEMBER 15TH, 2014 Upcoming financing plan will reignite debate over single-payer system in Vermont. Two weeks from now, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin will describe how he thinks the country’s first state-based single payer system will be financed. Whether the Green Mountain State keeps moving forward with its goal of achieving universal coverage while also reducing the […]

Health Care Law Is Not One-Size-Fits-All, and Here’s Why

Monday, December 15th, 2014

One criticism of the Affordable Care Act is that it imposes a costly, one-size-fits-all standard, drastically increasing premiums by requiring everyone to buy health insurance that covers the same mandated benefits. This is not so. It’s true that the health reform law imposes some requirements — “essential health benefits” — on what individual market and […]

Half of Doctors Listed as Serving Medicaid Patients Are Unavailable, Investigation Finds

Monday, December 15th, 2014

WASHINGTON — Large numbers of doctors who are listed as serving Medicaid patients are not available to treat them, federal investigators said in a new report. “Half of providers could not offer appointments to enrollees,” the investigators said in the report, which will be issued on Tuesday. Many of the doctors were not accepting new […]

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