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STATE OF VERMONT
House of Representatives
  • Rep. William J. Lippert, Chair
  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Vice Chair
  • Rep. Lori Houghton, Ranking Member
  • Rep. Annmarie Christensen, Clerk
  • Rep. Brian Cina
  • Rep. Mari Cordes
  • Rep. David Durfee
  • Rep. Benjamin Jickling
  • Rep. Woodman Page
  • Rep. Lucy Rogers
  • Rep. Brian Smith

House Committee on Health Care

 

AGENDA

 

Room 45

February 12, 2019 - February 15, 2019

Last Updated 4/17/2019 9:40 AM

 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Caucuses and Lunch

 

1:45 PM                   Committee Discussion

Follow up on Friday, February 8th visits to the Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital and the Middlesex Therapeutic Community Residence

Other committee discussion

 

2:45 PM                   Break

 

3:00 PM                   Administration's Health Care Proposal

Ena Backus, Director of Health Care Reform, Agency of Human Services

Adaline Strumolo, Health Care Director, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)

Emily Brown, Director of Rates and Forms, Department of Financial Regulation

Sean Sheehan, Healthcare Deputy Director of Operations, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

10:00 AM                   State-Based Reinsurance Overview

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Ena Backus, Director of Health Care Reform, Agency of Human Services

 

11:00 AM                   Agency of Human Services - Global Commitment Cap

Al Gobeille, Secretary, Agency of Human Services

Sarah Clark, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Human Services

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

2:30 PM                   Department of Mental Health Budget Response - Copeland Center

Martha Roberts, WRAP Advanced Facilitator

Jane Winterling, Vermont WRAP Education Coordinator, Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery - Phone

Katie Wilson, Director of Operations, Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery

 

-                                   Break

 

3:30 PM                   Preexisting Condition Exclusions and Health Insurance Market Stabilization

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

-                                   H. 153 - An act relating to banning preexisting condition exclusions

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

4:15 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

-                                   Vermont Medical Society

7:30 AM to 9:00 AM in Room 10 - The committee is invited to the Vermont Medical Society's Advocacy Day 2019 breakfast panel focused on "The Future of Health Care in Vermont."

 

9:45 AM                   Vermont Suicide Prevention Center

JoEllen Tarallo, Ph.D., Director, Vermont Suicide Prevention Center and Center for Health and Learning

Debra Lopez, M.D., Psychiatrist and Survivor of Family Loss

Eike Blohm, M.D., University of Vermont Medical Center

Molly Dugan, Director, Support and Services at Home (SASH)

Thomas Delaney, New England Research and Data Services, LLC

William Gottesman, M.D.

 

11:05 AM                   Break

 

11:15 AM                   Update on Suicide Prevention Efforts in Vermont

Alison Krompf, Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Mental Health

Tracy Dolan, Deputy Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health

JoEllen Tarallo, Ph.D., Director, Vermont Suicide Prevention Center and Center for Health and Learning

Debra Lopez, M.D., Psychiatrist and Survivor of Family Loss

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

15 min. after floor                   Vermont Medical Society

Introduction

Cathy Schneider, Section Chief of Surgical Services, M.D., Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Services

Wendy Davis, Pediatrician at UVM Medical Center and Clinical Professor at the Vermont Child Improvement Program, M.D.

 

3:05 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, February 15, 2019

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

15 min. after floor                   Individual Mandate

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Adaline Strumolo, Health Care Director, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)

Robin Lunge, Member, Green Mountain Care Board

Michael Fisher, Chief Health Care Advocate, Office of Health Care Advocate, Vermont Legal Aid

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

-                                   Act 48 Principles

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Robin Lunge, Member, Green Mountain Care Board

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Health Insurance Market Stabilization

Committee discussion

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

1:30 PM                   Governor's Proposed FY2020 Budget

Committee discussion

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Michael Fisher, Chief Health Care Advocate, Office of Health Care Advocate, Vermont Legal Aid

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 10 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Demis Martin at 828-2264 or demis@leg.state.vt.us