Health Care

We all need and deserve access to quality, affordable health care services throughout our lives—from prenatal care to doctor’s visits, surgery to long-term care to hospice. It is the responsibility of government to ensure that the needed health care infrastructure is in place by providing public funding, planning, regulation, professional licensing, and service programs.

IN FOCUS
September 13, 2016

For all of the problems and criticism swirling around the state’s health insurance exchange, Vermont is getting results where it counts. New Census data released today show Vermont tied with the District of Columbia for having the second lowest percentage of residents without health insurance. According to the Census, in 2015 just 3.8 percent of Vermonters were uninsured.

Massachusetts was ranked first, with 2.8 percent with no health care coverage. Alaska was last; 14.9 percent of residents there were uninsured last year.

Starting in the fall of 2013, people in Vermont and across the country began signing up for the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. Some states, like Vermont, set up their own online exchanges for people to purchase health insurance. Other states opted to let the federal government run the exchanges.

Publications

A Framework for Progress
9/6/16 - Report
Vermont School Spending
12/18/14 - Chart
September 2013 Update
9/23/13 - Newsletter
June 2013 Update
6/20/13 - Newsletter
June 2012 Update
6/27/12 - Newsletter