Most Vermonters are about to
be touched by changes in the way health care comes to them, how they
pay for it and how their records are kept. VPR’s week-long series explores how health care reform affects you.
According to a new report, a large number of uninsured
Vermonters hope to sign up for the state’s new Catamount Health Care plan.
Almost 2,000 people have qualified for coverage in
the first 6 weeks of the program and officials expect this number will grow in
the coming months.
After years of political wrangling, Vermont’s answer to covering the uninsured takes another step forward. Beginning Monday, October 1, qualified Vermonters can begin to register for Catamount Health. The state is spending state and federal funds of about $1.4 million to help market the plan. We look at the state’s efforts to reach 65,000 uninsured Vermonters, and we talk about who’s eligible, and how to sign up.