The 2023 legislative session is off to a busy start!
The VNAs of Vermont have been hard at work educating new and returning legislators on the challenges and opportunities facing home health and hospice care for Vermonters.
It is a critical time for home health and hospice.
Untenable federal Medicare cuts, chronic Medicaid underfunding, and a workforce crisis are straining the agencies providing these vital services in many parts of the state.
This year, the VNAs of Vermont are calling on lawmakers to enact short and long-term solutions to address unprecedented operating losses for home health and hospice providers, and ensure the viability and sustainably of Vermont’s home health and hospice care system.
While it is still early, we are already seeing momentum and important signals of support for these important issues impacting Vermonters who need the care of home health and hospice to heal or age in place at their homes.