Here’s a bit of background on the state’s first fund.
The state created the fund in 2015 as a way to help fund affordable care for its most vulnerable residents, especially the elderly and the chronically ill.
It’s a program that has been used to cover people with diabetes, people with disabilities, and people with cancer, among others.
The state has spent more than $2 billion on the fund since then.
It also has been the recipient of millions in federal funds, though that has largely been to pay for Medicaid expansions and health care coverage for low-income and middle-income people.
That funding has not gone to cover the costs of Vermont’s other major health care providers, including the hospitals that provide care for the disabled and the hospitals and clinics that care for people with chronic illnesses.
In fact, the state has seen its Medicaid spending increase by more than 20% over the past decade.
A new health care law passed in January made some changes to that funding formula.
That’s one reason why the Vermont Health Department, the public health agency responsible for managing the fund, has said it plans to spend $250 million on an expansion of the program next year.
The state plans to increase the program’s funding from $750 million in 2020 to $1.4 billion in 2021.
So why is the state planning to expand it?
A few reasons.
One is that the state is hoping to cover its uninsured population, which has grown by more people than it did before the state expanded Medicaid in 2015.
Another is that a number of its health care programs, including its health insurance exchange and a few state-run community health centers, have been hit by the economic downturn and the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing subsidies, which are now set to expire at the end of 2021.
The state also is looking at ways to improve access to care for Vermont’s chronically ill and chronically ill, the people who need more treatment for conditions such as diabetes and cancer.
The Vermont Health Commission, a nonpartisan independent agency, has been tasked with developing recommendations on how to improve the health of these populations.
The first step will be a proposal to increase payments to the state for the first time since 2015.
It would be funded by a three-percent increase in the state excise tax on cigarettes, alcohol, and other tobacco products, as well as increases in premiums and fees for all types of insurance.
The revenue from that revenue would be used to provide health insurance for the roughly 12 million uninsured people in the Vermont Commonwealth.
While the state currently has some of the highest cost-of-living in the country, the health care costs in Vermont are among the lowest.
Vermont has one of the lowest costs per capita of any state in the union, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, and the state also has the lowest per capita health care expenditures per capita in the nation.
This article was updated to include a link to the Health Care Access Commission’s report.