We’ll look at causes for the recent rise in gas and heating oil prices and how some are dealing with it; also we hear about causes for the possible loss of funding at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington.
Congressman Peter Welch
has launched a bi-partisan effort to reduce Medicare costs by
nearly $160 billion over the next 10 years. The plan would allow the federal government to negotiate prices
for prescription drugs that are bought under the Medicare Part D program.
Five New England
residents and five national health care advocacy groups are suing the federal
government, saying Medicare benefits are being improperly cut after their health
conditions are determined to be chronic.
is taking steps to avoid major cuts in Medicare payments to health care
Vermont Medical Society says that’s good news because the cuts would have been
devastating to doctors across the state and would have most likely forced some
private practice physicians out of business.
Douglas Administration has changed its mind about asking senior citizens
send their upcoming Medicare rebate checks to the state. The Governor now says getting
the checks back would be an administrative nightmare, and so he’s
back down from the issue.