OneCare, the unaccountable ACO

VTDigger Editor’s note: This commentary is by Patrick Flood, the former commissioner of the Department of Mental Health and the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living, and former deputy secretary of the Agency of Human Services. He is now retired and lives in Woodbury. The health care reform debacle continues and is only getting […]

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Green Mountain Care Board Public Comment

  Julie Wasserman, MPH Health Policy Consultant TO: Green Mountain Care Board RE: Comments on OneCare Vermont All Payer Model 2021 ACO Budget FROM: Julie Wasserman, MPH DATE: December 15, 2020 __________________________________________________________ Thank you for the opportunity to comment on OneCare’s 2021 Budget. The following comments focus on five critical areas: OneCare’s ACO Model, OneCare’s […]

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OneCare ACO Financial Performance

NOTE: This table was compiled by Julie Wasserman, MPH, in November 2020. We are publishing it here so that it may be accessible to the public. OneCare ACO Financial Performance 2014-2019 (002)

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Julie Wasserman: OneCare forsakes primary care

  VTDigger Primary Care is the foundational to Vermont’s all payer model. Yet, in the middle of a pandemic with primary care practices struggling to survive, OneCare Vermont has chosen to reduce payments to these practices. OneCare is Vermont’s sole accountable care organization and as such exercises influence over the system. OneCare recently decided to […]

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Column: Time for Vt. to act on health care

  Valley News No one can deny we are in a health care crisis, and no flyovers or banners can adequately thank the front-line workers in our hospitals and caretakers at home right now. What would express our gratitude is crafting and supporting universal health care, such as “Medicare for All.” So, while we wait […]

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Lee Russ: Take back health care

  VTDigger Opponents of Medicare for All like to scare people by warning about a “government takeover” of health care.  Let’s get serious: American health care was taken over long ago by insurance companies and other commercial interests. We need to take health care back from them. What does that mean exactly? Start with the […]

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Barbara Wilson: Health care premiums and school budgets

  Rutland Herald Future health care premium increases will likely trigger educational excess spending threshold penalty. As many of us are painfully and often personally aware, the cost of health care premium increases has been in the double digits during the past several years and there is no end in sight. What many Vermonters might […]

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Bernie Sanders: Here’s How to Cover Uninsured Americans During the Pandemic

  POLITICO By Senator Bernie Sanders As the coronavirus continues to spread, and the United States climbs closer to 1 million cases and nearly 60,000 deaths, we face an unprecedented economic and health care crisis that demands an unprecedented response. While we work toward an economic solution that keeps people on the payroll, Washington is also […]

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