October 01, 2015
September 30, 2015
The recently-named leader of Vermont's Department of Health Access has been making headlines this week in Rhode Island.
That's where Steven Costantino served as chair of the House Finance Committee when it authorized a controversial, multi-million dollar state loan that went to a video game company owned by a former Red Sox pitcher.
September 29, 2015
An $18 million omission during last session’s budget process has created some unexpected fiscal headaches for Vermont legislators. And the Shumlin administration’s decision not to tell lawmakers about a significant Medicaid obligation has complicated what had already become a difficult budget year.
September 28, 2015
Having a chronic disease like diabetes or heart disease or migraines is hard enough on its own. But some people also suffer from mental illnesses such as anxiety or depression, which exacerbates their other disease.
September 23, 2015
Doctors and medical students from the University of Vermont College of Medicine stepped out of the hospital halls recently and onto the stage. The team put on the Pulitzer Prize winning play, “Wit,” to raise awareness about end-of-life issues and to spark discussion on a topic many people find to uncomfortable to talk about.
September 23, 2015
September 16, 2015
The state has spent $229,000 to find out what insurance customers think of Vermont Health Connect. The results, not surprisingly, aren’t exactly stellar. But officials say the survey will help them improve consumer satisfaction in the future.
September 15, 2015
Lawmakers and administration officials have begun contemplating the next major addition to Vermont's mental health infrastructure. But they have some big questions to answer before they construct it, and the size of the facility, as well as its location, will be part of a legislative debate in 2016.
September 09, 2015
Each year in Vermont, doctors write about 500,000 prescriptions for opioids. While it isn’t always easy for providers to find out what drugs their patients are already taking, before adding a new prescription, Vermont is just received a grant that will make information like that easier to collect and access.
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