Vermonters cannot let the UVM Health Network’s monopoly power increase further with this proposed change, nor allow it to weaken public regulation over hospital operations and costs.

Senate bill S.211 is an attempt by the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems to free hospitals from appropriate and thoughtful budgetary regulation by the Green Mountain Care Board.

The bill, if enacted, will be an enormous benefit to the Hospital Association’s dominant member, the UVM Health Network. But it will impose greater medical and financial hardships on Vermonters. ….continue reading