Vermont has created programs to help Vermonters get health care and prescription assistance. The state’s health care programs are called Green Mountain Care.
The Green Mountain Care insurance programs are:
- Medicaid for Children and Adults (MCA) — includes Dr. Dynasaur coverage for children and teens under age 19 and for pregnant women
- Medicaid for Vermonters who are blind, disabled or age 65 or older (MABD)
- Medicaid for Vermont’s working disabled (MWD)
- Long-Term Care Medicaid (Choices for Care) — helps pay for long-term care services for Vermonters who qualify
Green Mountain Care has two prescription assistance programs to help Vermonters who qualify:
- VPharm — Helps Vermonters with prescription drug costs. You must be enrolled in Medicare Part D and qualify based on income, disability status and age.
- Healthy Vermonters — Offers a discount on prescription drugs. Eligibility is based on your family income and there is no monthly premium.
Appeals & Fair Hearings
If Medicaid / Green Mountain Care won’t pay for a medical service you need or makes another decision about your benefits, they will send you a written notice. If you don’t agree, you can ask for an appeal or a fair hearing. Learn more on our Appeals – State / Medicaid Decisions page.
Vermont Health Connect
People who benefit from Vermont Health Connect health plans include Vermonters:
- who do not have health insurance
- who buy insurance for themselves
- who are offered “unaffordable” coverage from their employers, or
- who qualify for Medicaid or Dr. Dynasaur, whether or not they are also offered insurance from a job.