Vermont’s Congressional delegation is pleased and relieved that
the Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama’s health care law, including
the mandate that all Americans have health insurance or pay a fine.
The House has advanced a bill
that requires health insurance companies to disclose the claims they’ve denied
for coverage. If the bill passes, Vermont would become the sixth state to mandate that claims
data be made public.
we say "gold" "bronze" and "silver," we think about Olympic medals. But this year, those words will have a
new meaning. They’ll be part of the language of
health care planning in the Vermont Legislature. In order to understand
the debate, we’ll have to tune our ears to a lot of new definitions.