Karen Saunders

Medicaid cutoffs are ‘policy violence’

Thousands in state are staring down crushing medical bills

Karen Saunders serves as vice president of the Vermont Workers' Center. If you or your family has been cut off from Medicaid or impacted by high health care costs, barriers to getting the care you need, or medical debt, she invites you to attend one of the Healthcare Is a Human Right's upcoming spring tour events to share your story. The tour, with events throughout the state, culminates Monday, April 25 with a last stop in Bellows Falls, at a location to be determined. For more and to register, check out workerscenter.org/2024springtour.

BRATTLEBORO-Thirty thousand Vermont residents have been cut from Medicaid since April 2023, following a bipartisan federal decision to end pandemic protections for the program.

Following are testimonies shared with the Healthcare is a Human Right campaign:...

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Green Mountain Care Board needs to hear from those affected by insurance rate hikes

Blue Cross Blue Shield and MVP Health Care are requesting massive premium increases this year. BCBS is asking for an average increase of 15.6 percent, and MVP is requesting a 9.4-percent average increase. This is on top of the deductibles and copays that come with these policies, which render...

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