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State Insurance Programs

Vermont offers several programs that provide health care and prescription coverage.


Medicaid Programs

Medicaid is a government health insurance program for income eligible Vermonters 65+ or disabled and other qualifying individuals; covers most medical care and services, such as doctor visits, hospital care, prescriptions, vision and dental care, long term care, physical therapy and more.


Choices for Care is Vermont's Long-Term Care Medicaid program. This program requires a nursing assessment by the state and Medicaid application to help pay for care in home, residential care, or nursing home. 

Other State Programs

Green Mountain Care is a family of low-cost and free health coverage programs for uninsured Vermonters offered by the state of Vermont and its partners.

  • Vermont Health Access Plan (VHAP) is an insurance program for adults who don't have health insurance and don't qualify for Medicaid and Medicare; VHAP covers a wide range of services including hospital care and doctor visits. 

  • Prescription Assistance – Vermont provides assistance paying prescription drugs to adults 65+ and other qualifying adults who have no prescription insurance and meet eligibility requirements through VPharm and other programs.

  • Catamount Health is a health insurance plan designed for Vermonters 18 or older who are not eligible for existing state-sponsored coverage programs such as Medicaid, Medicare or VHAP.

For more information, call Green Mountain Care at 1-800-250-8427.


Medicare premium assistance - There are several programs offered though the State of Vermont which help with Medicare Part B premiums, co-pays, and deductibles based on income eligibility.  


For more information about any of these programs, contact the Senior Helpline at 1-800-642-5119 or cvcoa@cvcoa.org