August 21, 2015
Earlier this month, it was announced that Vermont will receive a $3 million federal grant to expand treatment for opioid dependency in the state.
August 14, 2015
August 13, 2015
Gov. Peter Shumlin says a major software fix at Vermont Health Connect will finally solve shortcomings that have plagued the program since its launch in 2013. But state emails show that the technology is still very much a work in progress. And the documents show taxpayers might end up footing the bill for mistakes related to the transition.
August 13, 2015
August 12, 2015
Over the past few weeks, a national news story has been unfolding about Planned Parenthood and how the organization handles fetal tissue after abortions. The controversy led a panel in New Hampshire to eliminate a state budget allocation to Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, which serves Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire.
August 11, 2015
August 07, 2015
Vermont hospitals submitted requests for budget increases this year that are much closer to the rate of inflation than they had been in the years before the Green Mountain Care Board had a role in controlling the cost of health care. But the chair of that board says the work is only partially done, and Vermont's health care system will be unsustainable if the state doesn't dismantle the fee-for-service payment model.
July 24, 2015
July 22, 2015
The National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is looking for brains. The center, in White River Junction, is run by the Department of Veterans Affairs and it's opening the world's first national brain bank for PTSD . It's a physical library of veterans' brain tissue to help researchers learn more about PTSD.
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