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Senate Committee on Health and Welfare

AGENDA

Via Zoom

April 6, 2021 - April 9, 2021

Last Updated 4/9/2021 8:08 AM

 

Meetings livestreamed here, unless otherwise stated.

 

 

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

10:20 AM                   Committee Discussion

 

11:00 AM                   Middlesex Secure Residential Recovery Facility

Updates from the Department of Mental Health

Sarah Squirrell, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

Kevin Huckshorn, Ph.D, Consultant, Behavioral Health Consulting

Janice Lebel, Ph.D, Consultant, Behavioral Health Consulting

Alisson Richards, M.D., Executive Medical Director, Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital

 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

8:45 AM                   Ongoing Needs within the Primary Care Community

Susan Ridzon, Executive Director, Health First

Ashley Miller, M.D., Pediatrician, South Royalton

Judy Orton, M.D., Pediatrician, Bennington

Hannah Rabin, MD, Richmond Family Medicine

Jessa Barnard, Executive Director, Vermont Medical Society

 

10:00 AM                   Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Briefing

Joint Meeting with the House Committee on Human Services

Meeting livestreamed here.

Margaret Wile, Policy Director, Health and Human Services, National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)

Shannon Saul, Research Analyst, Children and Families Program, National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)

LaDonna Pavetti, Ph.D, Vice President, Family Income Support, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

 

Thursday, April 8, 2021

9:00 AM                   H. 171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Testimony

Sarah Kenney, Chief Policy Officer, Let's Grow Kids

Sue Minter, Executive Director, Capstone Community Action

Christy Swenson, Headstart Director, Capstone Community Action Council

Dr. Deb Gass, Executive Director, Early Educational Services of Brattleboro

Elizabeth Brown, Director, Rutland County Head Start

Steve Geller, Executive Director, Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA)

Linda January, Executive Director, Otter Creek Child Center

 

10:00 AM                   Health Care Implementation Improvement Plan

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

 

11:00 AM                   Options for Regulating Provider Reimbursement

Report from the Green Mountain Care Board

Sarah Kinsler, Health Care Project Director, Green Mountain Care Board

Alena Berube, Director of Value Based Programs & ACO Regulation, Green Mountain Care Board

Robin Lunge, Board Member, Green Mountain Care Board

 

Friday, April 9, 2021

9:00 AM                   S. 132 - An act relating to health care reform implementation

Walk-through, testimony

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Jill Rickard, Director of Policy, Department of Financial Regulation

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

 

10:15 AM                   S. 120 - An act relating to the Joint Legislative Health Care Affordability Study Committee

Walk-through

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

10:30 AM                   Primary Care Costs and Spending

Robin Lunge, Board Member, Green Mountain Care Board

Sarah Kinsler, Health Care Project Director, Green Mountain Care Board

Alena Berube, Director of Value Based Programs & ACO Regulation, Green Mountain Care Board

 

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

Please email handouts to the committee assistant at least 24 hours before your scheduled meeting time. With few exceptions, any documents you send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s web page.

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Nellie Marvel at nmarvel@leg.state.vt.us