One of the newly hired navigators for Vermont Health Connect, Peter Sterling working on state-wide enrollment, will provide an overview of Vermont’s new health care exchange on Wednesday, August 21 at 7:00 p.m. in Conference Room Two at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.
Beginning in 2014 radical changes will be occurring for Vermonters eligible for public health care programs. Catamount and VHAP are being eliminated and about 25,000 of the enrollees in these programs and thousands more who are eligible but not enrolled will for the first time be able to enroll in Medicaid at no cost!
For the remaining roughly 20,000 Vermonters eligible for or enrolled in Catamount or VHAP, they will have to buy private health insurance through the new Health Care Exchange. They will have a choice of 20-25 insurance plans from Blue Cross or MVP which is likely to be very confusing for a lot of people.
There are state-certified Navigators whose job it is to help people make educated decisions about which plan to buy in the Exchange. There will be ample time for questions. For more information contact Richard Davis at 257-3196 or firstname.lastname@example.org