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S.88 (Act 128)

An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Sen. Ed Flanagan, Sen. Dick McCormack , Sen. Tim Ashe, Sen. Claire Ayer, Sen. John F. Campbell, Sen. Matthew A. Choate, Sen. Ann Cummings, Sen. Harold Giard, Sen. Robert M. Hartwell, Sen. Sara B. Kittell, Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons, Sen. Mark A. MacDonald, Sen. Peter Shumlin, Sen. Robert Starr, Sen. Jeanette K. White
5/12/2010 - Text of Governor's message
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An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

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2009 - 2010 Legislative Session
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An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Committee Meetings

2009 - 2010 Legislative Session
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An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

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2009 - 2010 Legislative Session
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
3:00 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Sen. Ed Flanagan, Sponsor, Sponsor
Sen. Dick McCormack, Sponsor
David Reynolds, Health Policy Advisor, Senator Bernie Sanders
Deborah Richter MD

Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
2:00 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Poirier health care bill draft

Rep. Paul N. Poirier, Barre City
2:30 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Hospital Budgets and the Budget Review Process

Michael Davis, Director of Cost Containment, Banking, Insurance, Securities & Health Care Administration
Bea Grause, President, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
Michael Del Trecco, Vice President of Finance, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems

Thursday, January 7, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
3:00 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Joint Meeting with House Health Committee - Room 10

Susan Besio, Director, Office of Vermont Health Access and Health Care Reform
Craig Jones, Director, Blueprint for Health

Thursday, January 7, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
3:30 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Health Care Reform Implementation Overview. Room 10. Joint with Senate Health and Welfare Committee. OVHA; Vermont Blueprint for Health

Susan Besio, Director, Office of Vermont Health Access and Health Care Reform
Craig Jones, Director, Blueprint for Health

Friday, January 8, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
1:00 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Joint Meeting with House Health Committee - Room 11

Wendy Davis, Commissioner, Department of Health
Hunt Blair, Assistant Director of Health Care Reform, Office of Vermont Health Access
David Cochran MD, President and CEO, Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL)
Jim Hester, Director, Health Care Reform Commission
Christine Oliver, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration

Friday, January 8, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
1:00 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Health Care Reform Implementation Overview. Room 11. Joint with Senate health and Welfare Committee. Department of Health.

Wendy Davis, Commissioner, Department of Health
1:45 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Health Care Reform Implementation Overview: H.I.T. and H.I.E.

Hunt Blair, Assistant Director of Health Care Reform, Office of Vermont Health Access
David Cochran MD, President and CEO, Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL)
2:30 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Health Care Reform Implementation Overview

Jim Hester, Director, Commission on Health Care Reform
3:15 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Health Care Reform Implementation Overview: BISHCA

Christine Oliver, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration

Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
3:00 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Joint Meeting with House Health Committee - Room 10

Jim Hester, Director, Health Care Reform Commission
Nolan Langweil, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Robin Lunge, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Heidi Tringe, Secretary of Civil and Military Affairs, Governor's Office
6:00 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Joint Public Hearing with House Health Care Committee in House Chamber

Alexander Anderson, Jericho
Judy Cohen, Burlington
Nancy Welch, Burlington
Tristin Adie, Shelburne
Jean Hopkins, Burlington
Rachel Van Cleve, Rutland City
Sam Liss, Sunderland
Amanda Calder, Shelburne
Sheila Conift, Montpelier
Peggy Carey, Colchester
Margaret Dunne, Rutland
Angela Chagnon, Burlington
Bill Day, Barre Town
Roger Carroll, Brattleboro
Susan Deppe MD, Vermont Psychiatric Association
Walter Carpenter, Vermont Workers' Center
Elaine Lussier, Berlin
Deborah Richter MD, Family Physician
Peggy Sapphire, Craftsbury
Carlton Houghton, Essex Jct.
David Kaczynski, Montpelier
Reed Webster, Bellows Falls
Megan Farreau, South Burlington
Julie Brochu, Craftsbury
Nancy Lynch, Williamstown, Vermont
Tom Licata, Burlington, Vermonters for Economic Health
Jamal Kheiry, Bethel
Jennifer Larsen, Essex Jct.
Traven Leyshon, VT AFL-CIO, Middlesex
Mary Gerrish, Bennington
Tracy Dorman, Bennington
Charlie Murphy, Bennington
Dion LeShay, Bennington
Peg Franzen, Montpelier, Vermont Workers' Center
James Haslam, Burlington, Vermont Workers' Center
Deborah Wachtel, Essex, VT
Holly Smith, Essex Jct.
Joan Beauchemin, Burlington
Ann Gibbs, Poultney
Ron Pulcer, Rutland
Cindy Haviland, Wells
Matt McGrath, Burlington
Amy Lester, Barre
Denise Connolly, Berlin
Stewart Skrill, Randolph Center
Karen Skrill, Randolph Center
Greg Richards, Barre Town
Jerry Kilcourse, Montpelier
Jody Pettersen, Montpelier
Joan Eckley, West Haven
Peter Moss, Fairfax
Joeie Clark, Fairfax
Linda Chagnon, Burlington
Hannah Vallerand, Berlin
Liz Zundel, Barre
Cindy Perron, Barton, VT
Hilde Ojibway, Hartford, VT
Dr. Rich White, Hartford, VT
Dr. Paul Manganiello, Norwich
Margaret Joyal, Director of Outpatient Services, Burlington
Chuck Meyers, Williston
Will Shafer, West Dover
Robyn Shafer, West Dover
Sandi Shafer, West Dover
Maureen Shafer, West Dover
Sarah Weintraub, Burlington, CVOEO Mobile Home Project
Bekah Mandell, Burlington
Diane Tardif, Essex, VT
Sheryl Rapee-Adams, Rutland
Richard Kemp, Burlington
Martha Abbott, Underhill
Dale Hackett, Barre
Bruce Talmadge, Barre
Stuart Williams, Montpelier
Thomas Charbonneau, Burlington
Jill Charbonneau, Middlebury
Ders Van Dyke, Waitsfield, VT
David Kreindler, Montpelier, Vermont Workers' Center
John Bloch, Barre, Onion River Community Access Center

Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
3:00 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Federal Health Reform Update. Room 10. Joint with Senate Health and Welfare Committee

Jim Hester, Director, Commission on Health Care Reform
Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Nolan Langweil, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Robin Lunge, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Heidi Tringe, Deputy Chief of Staff, Governor's Office
6:00 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Public Hearing on Health Care Reform. Joint with Senate Health & Welfare Committee. House Chamber, 6:00 -- 9:00 PM. See records of Senate Health & Welfare Committee for all names of witnesses.

Alexander Anderson, Jericho
Judy Cohen, Burlington
Nancy Welch, Burlington
Tristin Adie, Shelburne
Jean Hopkins, Burlington
Rachel Van Cleve, Rutland City
Sam Liss, Vermont Center for Independent Living
Amanda Calder, Shelburne
Sheila Conift, Montpelier
Peggy Carey MD
Margaret Dunne, Rutland
Angela Chagnon, Burlington
Bill Day, Barre Town
Roger Carroll, Brattleboro
Susan Deppe MD, Vermont Psychiatric Association
Walter Carpenter, Vermont Workers' Center
Elaine Lussier, Berlin
Deborah Richter MD, Family Physician
Peggy Sapphire, Craftsbury
Carlton Houghton, Essex Jct.
David Kaczynski, Montpelier
Reed Webster, Bellows Falls
Megan Farreau, South Burlington
Julie Brochu, Craftsbury
Nancy Lynch, Williamstown, Vermont
Jamal Kheiry, Clarity Strategic Communications
Jennifer Larsen, Essex Jct.
Traven Leyshon, VT AFL-CIO, Middlesex
Mary Gerrish, Bennington
Tracy Dorman, Bennington
Charlie Murphy, Bennington
Dion LeShay, Bennington
Peg Franzen, Montpelier, Vermont Workers' Center
James Haslam, Burlington, Vermont Workers' Center
Deborah Wachtel, Essex, VT
Holly Smith, Essex Jct.
Joan Beauchemin, Burlington
Ann Gibbs, Poultney
Ron Pulcer, Rutland
Cindy Haviland, Wells
Matt McGrath, Burlington
Amy Lester, Barre
Denise Connally, Berlin
Stewart Skrill, Randolph Center
Karen Skrill, Randolph Center
Greg Richards, G. Richards Business Services, inc.
Jerry Kilcourse, Montpelier
Ethan Parke, Montpelier
Jody Pettersen, Montpelier
Catherine Thomas, Joan Eckley
Peter Moss, Fairfax
Joeie Clark, Fairfax
Linda Chagnon, Burlington
Hannah Vallerand, Berlin
Paul Vallerand, Berlin
Rep. Michael Marcotte, Coventry
Liz Zundel, Barre
Cindy Perron, E & C Perron Trucking
Hilde Ojibway, Executive Director, Good Neighbor Health Clinic
Dr. Rich White, Hartford, VT
Dr. Paul Manganiello, Norwich
Margaret Joyal, Director of Outpatient Services, Burlington
Chuck Meyers, Williston
Will Shafer, West Dover
Robyn Shafer, West Dover
Maureen Shafer, West Dover
Sarah Weintraub, Burlington, CVOEO Mobile Home Project
Bekah Mandell, Burlington
Diane Tardif, Essex, VT
Sheryl Rapee-Adams, Rutland
Richard Kemp, Burlington
Martha Abbott, Underhill
Dale Hackett, Barre
Bruce Talmadge, Barre
Stuart Williams MD, Montpelier
Thomas Charbonneau, Burlington
Ders Van Dyke, Waitsfield, VT
David Kreindler, Montpelier, Vermont Workers' Center
John Bloch, Barre, Onion River Community Access Center

Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
1:30 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Review of S.88; H.196; S.181; Poirier bill Joint Meeting with the House Health Care Committee - Room 10



Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
9:30 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Primary Care Access in Vermont: Current Status and implication for health reform

Robert Tortolani MD, President, Vermont Medical Society
1:30 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Staff briefing on Vermont health care reform bills: H.100, S.88, H.196, S.181, H.491, H.510. Room 11. Joint with Senate Health and Welfare Committee.

Robin Lunge, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, January 14, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
4:00 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

And H.100

Sen. Dick McCormack, Windsor County

Friday, January 15, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
10:00 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Health Information Technology Payment Reform Workgroup Final Report. [Dr. Cochran via phone] URL for the report: http://hcr.vermont.gov/sites/hcr/files/HIT_Payment_Reform_Workgroup_Final_Report_Aug_31_2009.pdf

Rep. Anne Theresa O'Brien, Reporter, House Committee on Health Care
Hunt Blair, Assistant Director of Health Care Reform, Office of Vermont Health Access
David Cochran MD, President and CEO, Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL)
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S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont



Thursday, January 21, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
1:30 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont


3:00 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Governance, integration of funding, coordination between the Blueprint and Choices for Care, and the creation of a financing pool of public dollars

Jim Leddy, Former Senator
3:45 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Introduction to global hospital budgeting

Jim Hester, Director, Health Care Reform Commission
4:30 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Overview of three BISHCA reports: FY 2010 Vermont Hospital Budget Report: Three-Year Forecast of VT Health Care Expenditures: 2009-2012; Health Plan Administrative Cost Report

Michael Davis, Director of Cost Containment, Banking, Insurance, Securities & Health Care Administration

Thursday, January 21, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
2:00 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Health Care Reform: Governance, integration of funding, coordination between the Blueprint and Choices for Care, and the creation of a financing pool of public dollars.

Jim Leddy, Former Senator, AARP
3:00 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Introduction to global hospital budgeting

Jim Hester, Director, Commission on Health Care Reform
3:45 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Hospital Budgets and the Budget Review Process: Overview of three BISHCA reports: FY 2010 Vermont Hospital Budget Report; Three-Year Forecast of Vermont Health Care Expenditures: 2009-2012; Health Plan Administrative Cost Report

Michael Davis, Director of Cost Containment, Banking, Insurance, Securities & Health Care Administration

Friday, January 22, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
1:00 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Joint Meeting with House Health Care

Con Hogan, Former Secretary, Agency of Human Services; co-author, Vermont Health Care at the Crossroads
Deborah Richter MD, Family Physician; co-author, Vermont Health Care at the Crossroads

Friday, January 22, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
1:00 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Hospital Global Budgets. Room 10. Joint with Senate Health and Welfare Committee.

Con Hogan, Former Secretary, Agency of Human Services; co-author, Vermont Health Care at the Crossroads
Deborah Richter MD, Family Physician; co-author, Vermont Health Care at the Crossroads

Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
2:30 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

ROOM 10 - Joint Meeting with House Health Care Committee Three connected reports: Recommendations to Improve Utilization and Variation in Health Care Services in Vermont; Variation in Health Services Utilization in Vermont for the Commercially Insured Population under Age 65; Recommendations to Improve Utilization and Variation in Health Care Services in Vermont. Reports are at http://www.leg.state.vt.us/reports/2010ExternalReports/252656.pdf

Christine Oliver, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration
4:00 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Clifford Frank, President, Vermont Managed Care

Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
2:30 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Health Care Utilization and Variation. Joint with Senate Health and Welfare, Room 10. Three connected reports: Recommendations to Improve Utilization and Variation in health Care Services in Vermont; Variation in Health Services Utilization in Vermont for the Commercially Insured Population under Age 65; Recommendations to Improve Utilization and Variation in Health Care Services in Vermont. Reports are at http://www.leg.state.vt.us/reports/2010ExternalReports/252656.pdf

Christine Oliver, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration
Jill Olson, VP Policy and Operations, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
Helen Riehle, Executive Director, Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care (VPQHC)
4:00 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Hospital Global Budgets

Clifford Frank, President, Vermont Managed Care
Jim Hester, Director, Commission on Health Care Reform

Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
2:00 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Hospital Costs and Preventable Re-admissions

Jim Hester, Director, Commission on Health Care Reform
Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Nolan Langweil, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Thursday, January 28, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
9:00 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Health Care Briefing: American health care history; comparison of international systems; Vermont's history of health care reform

Churchill Hindes, President and CEO, Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties
Megan O'Donnell, Assistant General Counsel, Fletcher Allen Health Care
1:30 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Hospital Global Budgets. Joint with Senate Health and Welfare. Room 10.

Bea Grause, President, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
Michael Del Trecco, Vice President of Finance, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
Richard Slusky, CEO, Mt. Ascutney Hospital
Tom Huebner, President, Rutland Regional Medical Center
Joe Woodin, President and CEO, Gifford Medical Center
Glen Cordner, Chief Executive Officer, Springfield Hospital

Thursday, January 28, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
1:30 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

ROOM 10 - Joint Meeting with House Health Care Committee

Bea Grause, President, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
Tom Huebner, President, Rutland Regional Medical Center
Joe Woodin, President and CEO, Gifford Medical Center
Richard Slusky, CEO, Mt. Ascutney Hospital
Glen Cordner, Chief Executive Officer, Springfield Hospital

Friday, January 29, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
1:00 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

ROOM 10 - Joint Meeting with House Health Care Committee

Susan Besio, Director, Office of Vermont Health Access and Health Care Reform
2:00 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

James Haslam, , Vermont Workers' Center

Friday, January 29, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
10:15 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Catamount Fund and Other Related Health Care Issues. Discussion re fund savings, cost projections

Leigh Tofferi, Director of Government Relations, Blue Cross Blue Shield
William Little, Vice President, MVP Healthcare
Susan Besio, Director, Office of Vermont Health Access and Health Care Reform
1:00 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Health Care Reform Recommendations. Joint with Senate Health and Welfare. Room 10.

Susan Besio, Director, Office of Vermont Health Access and Health Care Reform
Christine Oliver, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration
David Kreindler, Vermont Workers' Center

Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
10:00 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Health Care--Universal Access. Committee discussion



Thursday, February 4, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
1:30 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Explanation of Massachusetts Experience Joint Meeting with House Health Care Committee in Room 10

Anya Wallack, Executive Director, Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute

Thursday, February 4, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
9:00 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

BISHCA Household Health Insurance Survey

Dian Kahn, Director, Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration
11:00 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Steve Kappel, Consultant, Health Care Reform Commission
Nolan Langweil, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
1:30 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Hospital Global Budgets. Room 10. Joint with S. H&W

Anya Rader Wallack, Executive Director, Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute

Friday, February 5, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
10:30 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Report of the Vermont Attorney General on the Advisability of Requiring Disclosure of Free Samples Distributed by Manufacturers of Prescribed Products to Vermont Health Care Providers. 10:30 or after Floor. URL: http://www.atg.state.vt.us/assets/files/Free%20Samples%20Report.pdf

William Sorrell, Vermont Attorney General
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S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

As part of the discussion on H.627



Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
1:30 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Administrative Costs Associated with Hospital Billing

Christine Oliver, Deputy Commissioner, Health Care Administration, BISHCA
Michael Davis, Director of Cost Containment, Banking, Insurance, Securities & Health Care Administration
2:30 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Joint Meeting with House Health Care in Room 11

Kenneth Thorpe, Consultant, Health Care Reform Commission and the Legislature

Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
2:30 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Health Care and Cost/Savings. Joint with Senate Health & Welfare. Room 11

Kenneth Thorpe, Consultant, Health Care Reform Commission and the Legislature

Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
2:30 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

David Himmelstein, Faculty, Harvard Medical School, Primary Care Physician, Cambridge Hospital

Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
3:30 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Health Care and Cost/Savings: Pediatric dental anesthesia

Rep. Steven Maier, House Committee on Health Care
Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, February 11, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
1:30 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Health Care Legislation


2:00 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Massachusetts - Recent Historical Perspective and Cost Containment Joint Meeting with House Health Care Committee - Room 10

Dana Gelb Safran, Senior Vice President, Performance Measurement & Improvement, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Massachusetts
3:00 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

British Columbia, Canada Experience

Jonathan Agnew, Assistant Director of Policy, British Columbia Medical Association

Thursday, February 11, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
9:00 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Blueprint for Health

Hunt Blair, Assistant Director of Health Care Reform, Office of Vermont Health Access
Craig Jones, Director, Blueprint for Health
Don George, President and CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield
William Little, Vice President, MVP Healthcare
Jeffrey Tindall, Director of Regulatory and State Government Affairs, Cigna Health Care
Paul Harrington, Executive Vice-President, Vermont Medical Society
2:00 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Joint with Senate Health & Welfare. Room 10. Hospital Global Budgets

Dana Gelb Safron, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Jonathan Agnew, Assistant Director of Policy, British Columbia Medical Association

Friday, February 12, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
1:30 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Costs Associated with Hospital Billing

James Kahn, Professor, Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California at San Francisco

Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
1:30 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Jim Hester, Director, Commission on Health Care Reform
Robin Lunge, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Christine Oliver, Deputy Commissioner, Health Care Administration, BISHCA
Paulette Thabault, Commissioner, Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration (BISHCA)
David Yacovone, Director of State Legislative Affairs, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems

Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
10:30 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Administrative Cost Effectiveness of the Vermont Catamount Health Program

Steve Kappel, Consultant, Health Care Reform Commission
William Perry, Director of Data Management and Consultation, Center for Health Policy, Planning and Research, at University of New England

Thursday, February 18, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
9:00 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Administrative Cost Effectiveness of the Vermont Catamount Health Program

Kevin Goddard, Vice President of External Affairs, Blue Cross Blue Shield

Thursday, February 18, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
1:30 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Bea Grause, President, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
Denise Connolly
Peg Franzen, Vermont Workers' Center

Friday, February 19, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
1:00 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Deborah Richter MD, Family Physician
Michael Davis, Director of Cost Containment, Banking, Insurance, Securities & Health Care Administration
Jerry Kilcourse, Montpelier
Jim Hester, Director, Commission on Health Care Reform

Friday, February 19, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
9:00 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Administrative Cost Effectiveness of the Vermont Catamount Health Program

Peter Sterling, Executive Director, Vermont Campaign for Health Care Security

Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
11:00 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

BlueCross BlueShield of Vermont

Don George, President and CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield

Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
1:45 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Con Hogan, former Secretary, Agency of Human Services
Paul Harrington, Executive Vice-President, Vermont Medical Society

Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
10:00 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Report on Administrative Cost Effectiveness of the Vermont Catamount Health Program

Susan Besio, Director, Office of Vermont Health Access and Health Care Reform
Victoria Loner, Deputy Director, Office of Vermont Health Access
Steve Kappel, Consultant, Health Care Reform Commission

Thursday, February 25, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
9:15 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Administrative Cost Effectiveness of the Vermont Catamount Health Program

William Little, Vice President, MVP Healthcare
3:30 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Hospital Global Budgets: Administration's perspective on cost containment, Global budgets, accountable care organizations, etc.

Hunt Blair, Assistant Director of Health Care Reform, Office of Vermont Health Access

Thursday, February 25, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
2:15 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Cost Containment Options

Hunt Blair, Assistant Director of Health Care Reform, Office of Vermont Health Access
Paulette Thabault, Commissioner, Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration (BISHCA)
3:15 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Comments on BISHCA proposal

Bea Grause, President, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems

Friday, February 26, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
11:00 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Committee Discussion: Next steps in health care reform; planning



Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
1:30 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Robin Lunge, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
11:00 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Health Care Legislation: Committee discussion re timing, framework.



Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
2:15 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Robin Lunge, Legislative Counsel
Stephen Kimbell, Lobbyist, Rutland Regional Medical Center

Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
9:00 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Discussion of a 90% loss ratio requirement for health insurance carriers [Tindall and Rudin by phone]

Christine Oliver, Deputy Commissioner, Health Care Administration, BISHCA
Kaj Samsom, Insurance Examiner-in-Charge, Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration
Paulette Thabault, Commissioner, Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration (BISHCA)
Jeffrey Tindall, Director of Regulatory and State Government Affairs, Cigna Health Care
Adam Rudin, Senior Actuary, Cigna Health Care
Kevin Goddard, Vice President of External Affairs, Blue Cross Blue Shield
3:00 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Catamount Healthcare: Administration's recommendation against reducing the waiting period for premium assistance and VHAP; update on Budget Adjustment issues

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Nolan Langweil, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Thursday, March 11, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
--

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

H.627 became part of S.88


2:15 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Catamount Healthcare: Administration's recommendation against reducing the waiting period for premium assistance and VHAP

Betsy Forrest, Health Care Affordability Project Director, Office of Vermont Health Access

Thursday, March 11, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
2:15 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Robin Lunge, Legislative Counsel
Susan Besio, Director, Office of Vermont Health Access and Health Care Reform

Friday, March 12, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
1:00 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Markup and Vote

Robin Lunge, Legislative Counsel

Friday, March 12, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
--

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

H.627 became part of S.88



Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
2:30 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Sen. Douglas A. Racine, Chittenden County

Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
1:30 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Report on Financing of Health Study Board

Nolan Langweil, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
2:30 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Catamount Healthcare: Administrative Cost Effectiveness of the Vermont Catamount Health Program--Final Report

Steve Kappel, Consultant, Health Care Reform Commission
4:00 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Health Care and Cost/Savings: Discussion of a 90% loss ratio requirement for health insurance carriers

Christine Oliver, Deputy Commissioner, Health Care Administration, BISHCA
William Little, Vice President, MVP Healthcare
Peter Albert, Director of Government Affairs, Primarilink

Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
9:00 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Health Care and Cost/Savings: 90% loss ratio requirement

Ernie Viscuso, Vice President, Account Management, Magellan Health Services
Pat Jones, Director of Health Care Quality Improvement, Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration
3:00 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Health Care and Cost/Savings: Discussion of 90% loss ratio

Robin Lunge, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jim Hester, Director, Commission on Health Care Reform
Hunt Blair, Assistant Director of Health Care Reform, Office of Vermont Health Access
David Yacovone, Director of State Legislative Affairs, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
Alexandra Forbes, Vermont Psychological Society

Thursday, March 18, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Joint Meeting with House Health Care in Room 11

William Hsaio, Harvard School of Public Health

Thursday, March 18, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
2:00 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Joint with Senate Health & Welfare. Room 11. Health Care--Payment Systems for Physicians and Hospitals

William Hsaio, K.T. Li Professor of Economics, Depts. of Health Policy & Management; Global Health & Population, Harvard School of Public Health

Friday, March 19, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
1:00 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Hospital Global Budgeting: Hospital budgets and targets (language formerly in S.88); provider tax

Nolan Langweil, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Robin Lunge, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Christine Oliver, Deputy Commissioner, Health Care Administration, BISHCA

Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
3:00 - 5:30 p.m.

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Joint Public Hearing with House Health; Discussion with Business Owners Meeting in Room 11 See House Health Care Committee listing 3/23 for names of witnesses



Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
3:00 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Joint hearing with Senate Health and Welfare. Hearing with business leaders. Room 11

Paul Millman, Chroma Technology
Al Gobeille, Gobeille Hospitality Group
Jamal Kheiry, Clarity Strategic Communications
Pat Heffernan, CMC, President, Marketing Partners, Inc.
Jim Harrison, President, Vermont Grocers' Association
Gail Horne, Keelers Bay Variety, South Hero
Ed Sawyer, SB Electronics
Michael Seaver, President, Chittenden Bank
Cynthia Moore, Executive Director, Sojourns Community Health Clinic
Michael Plageman, Plageman, Gagnon and Daughters
Chad Farrell, Encore Redevelopment
Dave Robertson, Fab Tech
Greg Richards, G. Richards Business Services, inc.
Dan Feeney, President, North Star Leasing
Bob Crews, Principal, Hickock and Boardman Group Benefits
Sharon Gutwin, Owner, The RehabGYM
Kelli Eckroth, Benefits managment, Sugarbush Resort
Cindy Perron, E & C Perron Trucking
Andrea Cohen, Public Policy Manager, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility

Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
8:30 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Health Care--Payment Systems for Physicians and Hospitals

Bea Grause, President, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
Rebecca Heinz, Counsel, Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration
Michael Del Trecco, Vice President of Finance, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
Jim Hester, Director, Commission on Health Care Reform
Robin Lunge, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, March 25, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
9:00 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Re S.48 from 2009: (Act 59) An act relating to the marketing of prescribed products. Update on recommendations

Wendy Morgan, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
Christy Mihaly, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

Friday, March 26, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
8:30 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Health Care--Payment Systems for Physicians and Hospitals

Mark Hage, Member Benefits Director, Vermont National Education Association
Joseph Zimmerman, Trust Administrator, Vermont School Boards Insurance Trust
Paul Harrington, Executive Vice-President, Vermont Medical Society

Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Joint Meeting with House Health Care in Room 11

John Tracy, Field Representative, Office of Senator Patrick Leahy
David Reynolds, Health Policy Advisor, Senator Bernie Sanders
Susan Elliot, Office of Representative Peter Welch
Joy Johnson Wilson, Health Policy Director, National Conference of State Legislatures
Susan Besio, Director, Office of Vermont Health Access and Health Care Reform
Nolan Langweil, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Jim Hester, Director, Commission on Health Care Reform
Robin Lunge, Legislative Counsel
Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel
Christine Oliver, Deputy Commissioner, Health Care Administration, BISHCA

Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
3:00 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Developing Issues in Federal Health Care Legislation. Room 11. Joint with Senate Health & Welfare.

John Tracy, Field Representative, Office of Senator Patrick Leahy
David Reynolds, Health Policy Advisor, Senator Bernie Sanders
Susan Elliot, Office of Representative Peter Welch
Joy Johnson Wilson, Health Policy Director, National Conference of State Legislatures
Susan Besio, Director, Office of Vermont Health Access and Health Care Reform
Robin Lunge, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jim Hester, Director, Commission on Health Care Reform
Nolan Langweil, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Christine Oliver, Deputy Commissioner, Health Care Administration, BISHCA

Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
8:30 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Health Care Legislation: Miscellaneous Health Care Reform Topics--Rep. Paul Poirier.

Rep. Paul N. Poirier, Barre City
Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:00 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Federal Health Reform Update

Mark Hage, Member Benefits Director, Vermont National Education Association
Paul Burns, Executive Director, Vermont Public Interest Research Group
Philene Taormina, Advocacy Director, AARP
John Franco, Attorney

Friday, April 2, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
9:55 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Hospital Budgets

Michael Davis, Director of Cost Containment, Banking, Insurance, Securities & Health Care Administration
1:15 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Committee Discussion of health care reform Priorities & Bills



Monday, April 5, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
1:00 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Possible update on current contents of S.88

Robin Lunge, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
--

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Robin Lunge, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jim Hester, Director, Commission on Health Care Reform

Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
1:30 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Public input on bill as passed by the Appropriations Committee

Robin Lunge, Legislative Counsel
Peg Franzen, Vermont Workers' Center
Christine Oliver, Deputy Commissioner, Health Care Administration, BISHCA
Bea Grause, President, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
Michael Del Trecco, Vice President of Finance, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
Stephen Kimbell, Lobbyist, Rutland Regional Medical Center

Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
9:30 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Committee Bill: Sections on hospital budgets; loss ratios

Christine Oliver, Deputy Commissioner, Health Care Administration, BISHCA
Paulette Thabault, Commissioner, Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration (BISHCA)
Bea Grause, President, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
Michael Del Trecco, Vice President of Finance, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
William Little, Vice President, MVP Healthcare
Leigh Tofferi, Director of Government Relations, Blue Cross Blue Shield
3:00 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Committee discussion

Paul Harrington, Executive Vice-President, Vermont Medical Society

Thursday, April 8, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
9:15 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Update on bill in Senate

Robin Lunge, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:15 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Committee Bill: Sections on samples; plus brief overview of Attorney General's April 1 report.

Wendy Morgan, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
Christy Mihaly, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
11:45 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

RE: S.48: An act relating to the marketing of prescribed products. Pharmaceutical Marketing Disclosures: Report of Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell. April 1, 2010. Report is available on the web: http://www.atg.state.vt.us/assets/files/FY09%20Final%20Pharma%20Disclosure%20Report.pdf


1:30 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Re S.129 (Act 49) . Variation in Health Care Utilization: Study of Health Care Utilization. PLUS: Community Health System section of H.627. Joint with Senate Health & Welfare. Room 10.

Elliott Fisher MD, Professor of Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School
Cy Jordan, Medical Director, Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care (VPQHC)
Helen Riehle, Executive Director, Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care (VPQHC)
Monica Boyd, Research Analyst, Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care (VPQHC)

Friday, April 9, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
8:30 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Committee Bill: Sections on samples of prescribed products

Lynn Raymond-Empey, Director, Vermont Coalition of Clinics for the Uninsured
Denis Barton, Director of Public Policy, Bi-State Primary Care Association
Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Paul Harrington, Executive Vice-President, Vermont Medical Society
Deborah Richter MD, Family Physician
Michael Scovner, M.D., Poultney
Tom Tremble, Associate Vice President, Government Relations, AdvaMed, durable medical equipment
Marjorie Powell, Senior Assistant General Counsel, Pharmaceutical Research Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
Michael O'Connor, Vermont Chapter of the American Parkinson's Association
Bob Meany, Pharmaceutical representative
1:30 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Focus on S.88 as passed by the Senate 4-8-10, especially study and design language; and topics from Rep. Paul Poirier.

Sen. Douglas A. Racine, Chittenden County
Robin Lunge, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jim Hester, Director, Commission on Health Care Reform

Monday, April 12, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
1:00 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Committee discussion. More witnesses to be scheduled.

Hunt Blair, Assistant Director of Health Care Reform, Office of Vermont Health Access
Deborah Richter MD, Family Physician
David Kreindler, Vermont Workers' Center
Peg Franzen, Vermont Workers' Center
Jerry Kilcourse, Montpelier
Bea Grause, President, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
Christine Oliver, Deputy Commissioner, Health Care Administration, BISHCA
Jim Hester, Director, Commission on Health Care Reform
Stephen Kimbell, Lobbyist, Rutland Regional Medical Center
Caroline Earle, Commissioner, Department of Human Resources
Susan Deppe MD, Vermont Psychiatric Association
Marjorie Power, Older Women's League

Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
9:30 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

New amendment drafts

Robin Lunge, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:00 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

And committee bill. Discussion


2:30 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Fiscal analysis; then walkthrough.

Nolan Langweil, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Robin Lunge, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
8:30 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Mark-up of H HC amendment

Robin Lunge, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Wendy Morgan, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
Hunt Blair, Assistant Director of Health Care Reform, Office of Vermont Health Access
Susan Deppe MD, Vermont Psychiatric Association
1:30 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Mark-up

Paulette Thabault, Commissioner, Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration (BISHCA)
Bea Grause, President, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
Robin Lunge, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Rep. Paul N. Poirier, Barre City
Jim Hester, Director, Commission on Health Care Reform
Rep. Mary A. Morrissey, Bennington

Thursday, April 15, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
8:30 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Markup

Robin Lunge, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:00 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

mark-up

Robin Lunge, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Rep. Mark Larson, House Committee on Appropriations
Rep. Bill Frank, House Human Services Committee
1:15 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Mark-up. Timing is tentative.

Robin Lunge, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 15, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
1:30 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Rep. Steven Maier, House Committee on Health Care
Robin Lunge, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, April 16, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
1:30 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Continuation of review of bill

Robin Lunge, Legislative Counsel
Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel
Nolan Langweil, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
9:30 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Rep. Steven Maier, Chair, House Committee on Health Care
2:30 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

...continued...

Rep. Steven Maier, Chair, House Committee on Health Care

Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
1:30 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Kelly Stoddard, Director of Government Relations and Advocacy, American Cancer Society
Rebecca Ryan, Director, American Lung Association
Susan Gretkowski, Lobbyist, MVP Healthcare
Nolan Langweil, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Robin Lunge, Legislative Counsel
Hunt Blair, Assistant Director of Health Care Reform, Office of Vermont Health Access
Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
1:30 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Robin Lunge, Legislative Counsel
Jim Hester, Director, Commission on Health Care Reform
Hunt Blair, Assistant Director of Health Care Reform, Office of Vermont Health Access
3:30 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Christine Oliver, Deputy Commissioner, Health Care Administration, BISHCA
Susan Gretkowski, Lobbyist, MVP Healthcare
Jeanne Kennedy, Lobbyist, Cigna Health Care

Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
9:30 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

To consider any amendments

Rep. Eileen "Lynn" Dickinson
Rep. Anne B. Donahue
11:00 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Amendment language from BISHCA

Christine Oliver, Deputy Commissioner, Health Care Administration, BISHCA
1:30 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Discussion of amendments

Christine Oliver, Deputy Commissioner, Health Care Administration, BISHCA
Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:45 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Amendments to S.88

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Hunt Blair, Assistant Director of Health Care Reform, Office of Vermont Health Access

Thursday, April 22, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
1:30 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

William Sorrell, Vermont Attorney General
Wendy Morgan, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
David Cochran MD, President and CEO, Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL)
Hunt Blair, Assistant Director of Health Care Reform, Office of Vermont Health Access
Paulette Thabault, Commissioner, Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration (BISHCA)
Susan Gretkowski, Lobbyist, MVP Healthcare
Bea Grause, President, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems

Thursday, April 22, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
10:00 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Any further amendments

Rep. Bill Frank, House Human Services Committee
Rep. Anne B. Donahue

Thursday, April 22, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
11:30 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Palliative Care Report

Rep. Bill Frank, House Human Services Committee

Friday, April 23, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
8:30 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Further amendments



Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
1:30 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Don George, Chair, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Michael O'Connor, President, Vermont Chapter of the American Parkinson's Association
Marjorie Powell, Senior Assistant General Counsel, Pharmaceutical Research Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
Julie Donohue, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
Lisa Dulsky Watkins, Public Health Physician and Assistant Dir. of VT Blueprint, Vermont Blueprint for Health
Rep. George W. Till, House Committee on Health Care

Thursday, April 29, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
1:30 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Rep. Kurt Wright, Burlington

Friday, April 30, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
1:00 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Robin Lunge, Legislative Counsel
Rep. George W. Till, House Committee on Health Care

Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
10:00 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Robin Lunge, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:15 PM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Timing is tentative

Robin Lunge, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, May 6, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
8:30 AM

S.88 - An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Robin Lunge, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

No committee documents found for S.88 in the 2009 - 2010 Legislative Session.
An act relating to health care financing and universal access to health care in Vermont

Witnesses Who Testified

2009 - 2010 Legislative Session
House Committee on Appropriations
  • Rep. Steven Maier, Chair, House Committee on Health Care
House Committee on Health Care
  • Martha Abbott, Underhill
  • Tristin Adie, Shelburne
  • Jonathan Agnew, Assistant Director of Policy, British Columbia Medical Association
  • Peter Albert, Director of Government Affairs, Primarilink
  • Alexander Anderson, Jericho
  • Denis Barton, Director of Public Policy, Bi-State Primary Care Association
  • Joan Beauchemin, Burlington
  • Susan Besio, Director, Office of Vermont Health Access and Health Care Reform
  • Hunt Blair, Assistant Director of Health Care Reform, Office of Vermont Health Access
  • John Bloch, Barre, Onion River Community Access Center
  • Monica Boyd, Research Analyst, Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care (VPQHC)
  • Julie Brochu, Craftsbury
  • Paul Burns, Executive Director, Vermont Public Interest Research Group
  • Amanda Calder, Shelburne
  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Peggy Carey MD
  • Walter Carpenter, Vermont Workers' Center
  • Roger Carroll, Brattleboro
  • Angela Chagnon, Burlington
  • Linda Chagnon, Burlington
  • Thomas Charbonneau, Burlington
  • Joeie Clark, Fairfax
  • David Cochran MD, President and CEO, Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL)
  • Andrea Cohen, Public Policy Manager, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility
  • Judy Cohen, Burlington
  • Sheila Conift, Montpelier
  • Denise Connally, Berlin
  • Glen Cordner, Chief Executive Officer, Springfield Hospital
  • Bob Crews, Principal, Hickock and Boardman Group Benefits
  • Michael Davis, Director of Cost Containment, Banking, Insurance, Securities & Health Care Administration
  • Wendy Davis, Commissioner, Department of Health
  • Bill Day, Barre Town
  • Michael Del Trecco, Vice President of Finance, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Susan Deppe MD, Vermont Psychiatric Association
  • Rep. Eileen "Lynn" Dickinson
  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue
  • Tracy Dorman, Bennington
  • Margaret Dunne, Rutland
  • Caroline Earle, Commissioner, Department of Human Resources
  • Kelli Eckroth, Benefits managment, Sugarbush Resort
  • Susan Elliot, Office of Representative Peter Welch
  • Megan Farreau, South Burlington
  • Chad Farrell, Encore Redevelopment
  • Dan Feeney, President, North Star Leasing
  • Elliott Fisher MD, Professor of Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School
  • Alexandra Forbes, Vermont Psychological Society
  • Betsy Forrest, Health Care Affordability Project Director, Office of Vermont Health Access
  • John Franco, Attorney
  • Clifford Frank, President, Vermont Managed Care
  • Rep. Bill Frank, House Human Services Committee
  • Peg Franzen, Vermont Workers' Center
  • Peg Franzen, Montpelier, Vermont Workers' Center
  • Don George, President and CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Mary Gerrish, Bennington
  • Ann Gibbs, Poultney
  • Al Gobeille, Gobeille Hospitality Group
  • Kevin Goddard, Vice President of External Affairs, Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bea Grause, President, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Sharon Gutwin, Owner, The RehabGYM
  • Dale Hackett, Barre
  • Mark Hage, Member Benefits Director, Vermont National Education Association
  • Paul Harrington, Executive Vice-President, Vermont Medical Society
  • Jim Harrison, President, Vermont Grocers' Association
  • James Haslam, Burlington, Vermont Workers' Center
  • Cindy Haviland, Wells
  • Pat Heffernan, CMC, President, Marketing Partners, Inc.
  • Rebecca Heinz, Counsel, Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration
  • Jim Hester, Director, Commission on Health Care Reform
  • Churchill Hindes, President and CEO, Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties
  • Con Hogan, Former Secretary, Agency of Human Services; co-author, Vermont Health Care at the Crossroads
  • Jean Hopkins, Burlington
  • Gail Horne, Keelers Bay Variety, South Hero
  • Carlton Houghton, Essex Jct.
  • William Hsaio, K.T. Li Professor of Economics, Depts. of Health Policy & Management; Global Health & Population, Harvard School of Public Health
  • Tom Huebner, President, Rutland Regional Medical Center
  • Craig Jones, Director, Blueprint for Health
  • Pat Jones, Director of Health Care Quality Improvement, Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration
  • Cy Jordan, Medical Director, Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care (VPQHC)
  • Margaret Joyal, Director of Outpatient Services, Burlington
  • David Kaczynski, Montpelier
  • Dian Kahn, Director, Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration
  • Steve Kappel, Consultant, Health Care Reform Commission
  • Richard Kemp, Burlington
  • Jamal Kheiry, Clarity Strategic Communications
  • Jerry Kilcourse, Montpelier
  • Stephen Kimbell, Lobbyist, Rutland Regional Medical Center
  • David Kreindler, Vermont Workers' Center
  • David Kreindler, Montpelier, Vermont Workers' Center
  • Nolan Langweil, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Jennifer Larsen, Essex Jct.
  • Rep. Mark Larson, House Committee on Appropriations
  • Jim Leddy, Former Senator, AARP
  • Dion LeShay, Bennington
  • Amy Lester, Barre
  • Traven Leyshon, VT AFL-CIO, Middlesex
  • Sam Liss, Vermont Center for Independent Living
  • William Little, Vice President, MVP Healthcare
  • Victoria Loner, Deputy Director, Office of Vermont Health Access
  • Robin Lunge, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Elaine Lussier, Berlin
  • Nancy Lynch, Williamstown, Vermont
  • Rep. Steven Maier, House Committee on Health Care
  • Bekah Mandell, Burlington
  • Dr. Paul Manganiello, Norwich
  • Rep. Michael Marcotte, Coventry
  • Sen. Dick McCormack, Windsor County
  • Matt McGrath, Burlington
  • Bob Meany, Pharmaceutical representative
  • Chuck Meyers, Williston
  • Christy Mihaly, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Paul Millman, Chroma Technology
  • Cynthia Moore, Executive Director, Sojourns Community Health Clinic
  • Wendy Morgan, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Rep. Mary A. Morrissey, Bennington
  • Peter Moss, Fairfax
  • Charlie Murphy, Bennington
  • Rep. Anne Theresa O'Brien, Reporter, House Committee on Health Care
  • Michael O'Connor, Vermont Chapter of the American Parkinson's Association
  • Megan O'Donnell, Assistant General Counsel, Fletcher Allen Health Care
  • Hilde Ojibway, Executive Director, Good Neighbor Health Clinic
  • Christine Oliver, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration
  • Christine Oliver, Deputy Commissioner, Health Care Administration, BISHCA
  • Jill Olson, VP Policy and Operations, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Ethan Parke, Montpelier
  • Cindy Perron, E & C Perron Trucking
  • William Perry, Director of Data Management and Consultation, Center for Health Policy, Planning and Research, at University of New England
  • Jody Pettersen, Montpelier
  • Michael Plageman, Plageman, Gagnon and Daughters
  • Rep. Paul N. Poirier, Barre City
  • Marjorie Powell, Senior Assistant General Counsel, Pharmaceutical Research Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
  • Marjorie Power, Older Women's League
  • Ron Pulcer, Rutland
  • Sen. Douglas A. Racine, Chittenden County
  • Sheryl Rapee-Adams, Rutland
  • Lynn Raymond-Empey, Director, Vermont Coalition of Clinics for the Uninsured
  • David Reynolds, Health Policy Advisor, Senator Bernie Sanders
  • Greg Richards, G. Richards Business Services, inc.
  • Deborah Richter MD, Family Physician
  • Deborah Richter MD, Family Physician; co-author, Vermont Health Care at the Crossroads
  • Helen Riehle, Executive Director, Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care (VPQHC)
  • Dave Robertson, Fab Tech
  • Adam Rudin, Senior Actuary, Cigna Health Care
  • Dana Gelb Safron, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Kaj Samsom, Insurance Examiner-in-Charge, Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration
  • Peggy Sapphire, Craftsbury
  • Ed Sawyer, SB Electronics
  • Michael Scovner, M.D., Poultney
  • Michael Seaver, President, Chittenden Bank
  • Maureen Shafer, West Dover
  • Robyn Shafer, West Dover
  • Will Shafer, West Dover
  • Karen Skrill, Randolph Center
  • Stewart Skrill, Randolph Center
  • Richard Slusky, CEO, Mt. Ascutney Hospital
  • Holly Smith, Essex Jct.
  • William Sorrell, Vermont Attorney General
  • Peter Sterling, Executive Director, Vermont Campaign for Health Care Security
  • Bruce Talmadge, Barre
  • Philene Taormina, Advocacy Director, AARP
  • Diane Tardif, Essex, VT
  • Paulette Thabault, Commissioner, Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration (BISHCA)
  • Catherine Thomas, Joan Eckley
  • Kenneth Thorpe, Consultant, Health Care Reform Commission and the Legislature
  • Jeffrey Tindall, Director of Regulatory and State Government Affairs, Cigna Health Care
  • Leigh Tofferi, Director of Government Relations, Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Robert Tortolani MD, President, Vermont Medical Society
  • John Tracy, Field Representative, Office of Senator Patrick Leahy
  • Tom Tremble, Associate Vice President, Government Relations, AdvaMed, durable medical equipment
  • Heidi Tringe, Deputy Chief of Staff, Governor's Office
  • Hannah Vallerand, Berlin
  • Paul Vallerand, Berlin
  • Rachel Van Cleve, Rutland City
  • Ders Van Dyke, Waitsfield, VT
  • Ernie Viscuso, Vice President, Account Management, Magellan Health Services
  • Deborah Wachtel, Essex, VT
  • Anya Rader Wallack, Executive Director, Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute
  • Reed Webster, Bellows Falls
  • Sarah Weintraub, Burlington, CVOEO Mobile Home Project
  • Nancy Welch, Burlington
  • Dr. Rich White, Hartford, VT
  • Stuart Williams MD, Montpelier
  • Joy Johnson Wilson, Health Policy Director, National Conference of State Legislatures
  • Joe Woodin, President and CEO, Gifford Medical Center
  • David Yacovone, Director of State Legislative Affairs, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Joseph Zimmerman, Trust Administrator, Vermont School Boards Insurance Trust
  • Liz Zundel, Barre
House Committee on Human Services
  • Rep. Bill Frank, House Human Services Committee
Senate Committee on Appropriations
  • Sen. Douglas A. Racine, Chittenden County
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
  • Martha Abbott, Underhill
  • Tristin Adie, Shelburne
  • Jonathan Agnew, Assistant Director of Policy, British Columbia Medical Association
  • Alexander Anderson, Jericho
  • Joan Beauchemin, Burlington
  • Susan Besio, Director, Office of Vermont Health Access and Health Care Reform
  • Hunt Blair, Assistant Director of Health Care Reform, Office of Vermont Health Access
  • John Bloch, Barre, Onion River Community Access Center
  • Julie Brochu, Craftsbury
  • Amanda Calder, Shelburne
  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel
  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Peggy Carey, Colchester
  • Walter Carpenter, Vermont Workers' Center
  • Roger Carroll, Brattleboro
  • Angela Chagnon, Burlington
  • Linda Chagnon, Burlington
  • Jill Charbonneau, Middlebury
  • Thomas Charbonneau, Burlington
  • Joeie Clark, Fairfax
  • David Cochran MD, President and CEO, Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL)
  • Judy Cohen, Burlington
  • Sheila Conift, Montpelier
  • Denise Connolly
  • Denise Connolly, Berlin
  • Glen Cordner, Chief Executive Officer, Springfield Hospital
  • Michael Davis, Director of Cost Containment, Banking, Insurance, Securities & Health Care Administration
  • Wendy Davis, Commissioner, Department of Health
  • Bill Day, Barre Town
  • Michael Del Trecco, Vice President of Finance, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Susan Deppe MD, Vermont Psychiatric Association
  • Julie Donohue, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
  • Tracy Dorman, Bennington
  • Lisa Dulsky Watkins, Public Health Physician and Assistant Dir. of VT Blueprint, Vermont Blueprint for Health
  • Margaret Dunne, Rutland
  • Joan Eckley, West Haven
  • Susan Elliot, Office of Representative Peter Welch
  • Megan Farreau, South Burlington
  • Sen. Ed Flanagan, Sponsor, Sponsor
  • Clifford Frank, President, Vermont Managed Care
  • Peg Franzen, Vermont Workers' Center
  • Peg Franzen, Montpelier, Vermont Workers' Center
  • Don George, Chair, Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Mary Gerrish, Bennington
  • Ann Gibbs, Poultney
  • Bea Grause, President, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Susan Gretkowski, Lobbyist, MVP Healthcare
  • Dale Hackett, Barre
  • Paul Harrington, Executive Vice-President, Vermont Medical Society
  • James Haslam, , Vermont Workers' Center
  • James Haslam, Burlington, Vermont Workers' Center
  • Cindy Haviland, Wells
  • Jim Hester, Director, Commission on Health Care Reform
  • Jim Hester, Director, Health Care Reform Commission
  • David Himmelstein, Faculty, Harvard Medical School, Primary Care Physician, Cambridge Hospital
  • Con Hogan, former Secretary, Agency of Human Services
  • Con Hogan, Former Secretary, Agency of Human Services; co-author, Vermont Health Care at the Crossroads
  • Jean Hopkins, Burlington
  • Carlton Houghton, Essex Jct.
  • William Hsaio, Harvard School of Public Health
  • Tom Huebner, President, Rutland Regional Medical Center
  • Craig Jones, Director, Blueprint for Health
  • Margaret Joyal, Director of Outpatient Services, Burlington
  • David Kaczynski, Montpelier
  • James Kahn, Professor, Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California at San Francisco
  • Richard Kemp, Burlington
  • Jeanne Kennedy, Lobbyist, Cigna Health Care
  • Jamal Kheiry, Bethel
  • Jerry Kilcourse, Montpelier
  • Stephen Kimbell, Lobbyist, Rutland Regional Medical Center
  • David Kreindler, Montpelier, Vermont Workers' Center
  • Nolan Langweil, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Jennifer Larsen, Essex Jct.
  • Jim Leddy, Former Senator
  • Dion LeShay, Bennington
  • Amy Lester, Barre
  • Traven Leyshon, VT AFL-CIO, Middlesex
  • Tom Licata, Burlington, Vermonters for Economic Health
  • Sam Liss, Sunderland
  • Robin Lunge, Legislative Counsel
  • Robin Lunge, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Elaine Lussier, Berlin
  • Nancy Lynch, Williamstown, Vermont
  • Rep. Steven Maier, House Committee on Health Care
  • Bekah Mandell, Burlington
  • Dr. Paul Manganiello, Norwich
  • Sen. Dick McCormack, Sponsor
  • Matt McGrath, Burlington
  • Chuck Meyers, Williston
  • Wendy Morgan, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Peter Moss, Fairfax
  • Charlie Murphy, Bennington
  • Michael O'Connor, President, Vermont Chapter of the American Parkinson's Association
  • Hilde Ojibway, Hartford, VT
  • Christine Oliver, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration
  • Christine Oliver, Deputy Commissioner, Health Care Administration, BISHCA
  • Cindy Perron, Barton, VT
  • Jody Pettersen, Montpelier
  • Marjorie Powell, Senior Assistant General Counsel, Pharmaceutical Research Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
  • Ron Pulcer, Rutland
  • Sheryl Rapee-Adams, Rutland
  • David Reynolds, Health Policy Advisor, Senator Bernie Sanders
  • Greg Richards, Barre Town
  • Deborah Richter MD
  • Deborah Richter MD, Family Physician
  • Deborah Richter MD, Family Physician; co-author, Vermont Health Care at the Crossroads
  • Rebecca Ryan, Director, American Lung Association
  • Dana Gelb Safran, Senior Vice President, Performance Measurement & Improvement, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Peggy Sapphire, Craftsbury
  • Maureen Shafer, West Dover
  • Robyn Shafer, West Dover
  • Sandi Shafer, West Dover
  • Will Shafer, West Dover
  • Karen Skrill, Randolph Center
  • Stewart Skrill, Randolph Center
  • Richard Slusky, CEO, Mt. Ascutney Hospital
  • Holly Smith, Essex Jct.
  • William Sorrell, Vermont Attorney General
  • Kelly Stoddard, Director of Government Relations and Advocacy, American Cancer Society
  • Bruce Talmadge, Barre
  • Diane Tardif, Essex, VT
  • Paulette Thabault, Commissioner, Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration (BISHCA)
  • Kenneth Thorpe, Consultant, Health Care Reform Commission and the Legislature
  • Rep. George W. Till, House Committee on Health Care
  • John Tracy, Field Representative, Office of Senator Patrick Leahy
  • Heidi Tringe, Secretary of Civil and Military Affairs, Governor's Office
  • Hannah Vallerand, Berlin
  • Rachel Van Cleve, Rutland City
  • Ders Van Dyke, Waitsfield, VT
  • Deborah Wachtel, Essex, VT
  • Anya Wallack, Executive Director, Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute
  • Reed Webster, Bellows Falls
  • Sarah Weintraub, Burlington, CVOEO Mobile Home Project
  • Nancy Welch, Burlington
  • Dr. Rich White, Hartford, VT
  • Stuart Williams, Montpelier
  • Joy Johnson Wilson, Health Policy Director, National Conference of State Legislatures
  • Joe Woodin, President and CEO, Gifford Medical Center
  • Rep. Kurt Wright, Burlington
  • David Yacovone, Director of State Legislative Affairs, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Liz Zundel, Barre

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Notes
S.171, H.627, and H.736 were included in S.88 as passed by the House and Senate

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