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State Insurance Programs

Vermont offers seniors several options for health care and prescription coverage.

Medicaid Programs

Medicaid for the Aged, Blind or Disabled (MABD) 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.

  • Prescription Assistance helps eligible Vermonters pay for prescription medications.  Healthy Vermonters provides a discount on prescription medications with no monthly premiums.  VPharm helps pay for prescription medications with affordable monthly premiums.

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