HCA Policy Papers

The Office of the Health Care Advocate (HCA) represents consumers, creates policy white papers, provides comments and testifies on health care policy issues. The HCA also writes press releases and opinion pieces. The goal is to be sure the consumer perspective is represented before the Green Mountain Care Board, the Vermont legislature, and state departments, committees, boards and task forces.

Recent HCA policy papers and other resources include:

Fact or Fiction? Evaluating the Evidence on the “Cost Shift”
June 29, 2022

Health Care Leaders: LGBTQ Discrimination Has No Place in Vermont
June 22, 2020

HCA April 2020 Covid-19 Survey — Summary Results
May 29, 2020

Vermonters’ Voices: Health Care Doesn’t Work If You Can’t Afford to Use It
January 28, 2020

Comments on FY2019 Hospital Budgets
September 7, 2018

Consumer Alert: Take Action Now for Premium Tax Credit Savings
March 8, 2018

Press Release: The Cost of Health Insurance Quantifying the Vermont Affordability Crisis
February 12, 2017

Press Release: Vermont Health Care Coalition Statement
December 19, 2017

Comments on OneCare Vermont Accountable Care Organization 2018 Budget Review
December 19, 2017

Press Release: Vermont Health Connect Enrollment Begins November 1, Ends December 15
October 30, 2017

Press Release: Medicaid Review Board Lifts Liver Damage Restriction on Life-Saving Cures for Vermonters with Hepatitis C
October 30, 2107

Comments on the Draft Department of Health and Human Services Strategic Plan for FY 2018-2022 (HHS-2017-20613)
October 26, 2017

Amicus Brief: Federal case State of California v. Donald J. Trump regarding decision to terminate funding of cost-sharing reductions
October 21, 2017

Letter to Vermont Drug Utilization Review Board on Removing Restrictions on Hepatitis C Virus Treatment for Medicaid Beneficiaries
October 16, 2017

Comments to Vermont Department of Financial Regulation on Health Care Stop Loss Insurance, 2017 Amendment (H-2009-02)
October 10, 2017

Op-ed: Mammography screening, Burlington Free Press (link is external)
October 3, 2017

Press Release: Coalition of Vermont Health Care Organizations Voices United Opposition to Threats to Health Coverage
September 21, 2017