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  • Rep. Lori Houghton, Chair
  • Rep. Francis McFaun, Vice Chair
  • Rep. Alyssa Black, Ranking Member
  • Rep. Daisy Berbeco
  • Rep. Melanie Carpenter
  • Rep. Brian Cina
  • Rep. Mari Cordes, Clerk
  • Rep. Allen "Penny" Demar
  • Rep. Bobby Farlice-Rubio
  • Rep. Leslie Goldman
  • Rep. Arthur Peterson

House Committee on Health Care




Room 42 and Zoom

January 24, 2023 - January 27, 2023

Last Updated 1/27/2023 9:35 AM


Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/house-health-care.


Tuesday, January 24, 2023


10:00 AM                   House Floor


12:00 PM                   Lunch and Caucuses


1:00 PM                   Governor's Proposed FY2023 Budget Adjustment

Committee discussion

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office


3:20 PM                   Adjourn


Wednesday, January 25, 2023


9:00 AM                   Introduction to Insurance Regulation

Overview from the Department of Financial Regulation (DFR)

Sebastian Arduengo , Assistant General Counsel, Department of Financial Regulation

Emily Kisicki, Director of Policy, Department of Financial Regulation


10:05 AM                   MVP Healthcare


Clare Buckley, Lobbyist, MVP Healthcare

Jordan Estey, Senior Director, Government Affairs, MVP Healthcare


10:30 AM                   Break


10:45 AM                   Bi-State Primary Care Association


Mary Kate Mohlman, Director, Vermont Public Policy, Bi-State Primary Care Association


11:00 AM                   University of Vermont Health Network

Introduction to the new UVM Health Network CEO

Sunny Eappen, M.D., CEO, University of Vermont Health Network


11:30 AM                   Health First


Susan Ridzon, Executive Director, Healthfirst, Inc.

Rick Dooley, PA-C, Clinical Network Director, Healthfirst, Inc.


12:00 PM                   Lunch


1:00 PM                   Vermont Department of Health

Overview; updates on suicide prevention and health care workforce

Kelly Dougherty, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Health


2:00 PM                   Break


2:10 PM                   Act 167 of 2022


Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

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


3:00 PM                   House Floor


Thursday, January 26, 2023


9:00 AM                   Report on Act 167 of 2022, Sections 1 and 2

Joint meeting with the House Committee on Human Services and the Senate Committee on Health and Welfare. This meeting will be streamed here:

Sarah Kinsler, Director of Health Systems Policy, Green Mountain Care Board

Sarah Lindberg, Director of Health Systems Finances, Green Mountain Care Board


10:30 AM                   Break


10:45 AM                   Vermont Cancer Center

Introduction and Overview of Work


Joint meeting with the Senate Committee on Health and Welfare. Meeting will be streamed here.

Randy Holcombe, M.D., Director, Vermont Cancer Center


11:15 AM                   Break


12:00 PM                   Lunch


1:00 PM                   Department of Mental Health

Overview of Vermont's system of care for children, youth, and families

Laurel Omland, MS,NCC, Director, Child, Adolescent, and Family Unit, Department of Mental Health

Haley McGowan, MD, Children's Medical Director, Department of Mental Health


2:05 PM                   Brattleboro Retreat


Tom Huebner, Chair, Board of Trustees, Brattleboro Retreat

Linda Rossi, CEO, Brattleboro Retreat


3:00 PM                   House Floor


Friday, January 27, 2023


9:30 AM                   House Floor


#                                   No House Committee on Health Care Meeting Scheduled


If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Clare Neal at cneal@leg.state.vt.us



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.