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State Insurance Programs

Vermont offers seniors several options for 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. Medicaid covers most medical care and services, such as doctor visits, hospital care, prescriptions, vision and dental care, long term care, physical therapy and more, though not all providers accept Medicaid coverage.

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 in-home care, residential care, or nursing home services.

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 Connect is Vermont's health insurance exchange, created as part of the Affordable Care Act. Vermont Health Connect is intended to make health coverage available to uninsured and underinsured Vermonters. It offers many options, such as MAGI Medicaid that helps lower income individuals who need insurance but are not yet Medicare eligible.

  • Medicare Premium Assistance can help you to pay for your Meidcare health insurance. 
  • VPharm is a prescription assistance program that provides help to adults 65+ and other qualifying adults to pay for prescription drugs who have no other prescription insurance and meet eligibility requirements through VPharm and other programs.

For more information about your options, contact the Senior HelpLine at 1-800-642-5119 or cvcoa@cvcoa.org