With tag: health
Analysis: Health Care Legislation Lives On
By Peter Biello
week ago it appeared that a comprehensive health care bill being considered by
the House Health Care committee was in big trouble. But in a dramatic turn
of events, the house committee voted the bill out this week. VPR's Peter Biello speaks with Bob Kinzel about the sudden change.
Maple By Any Other Name?
By Ric Cengeri
Maple Sugaring season is fast approaching. On this first episode of the VPR Cafe, Ric talks with Candy Page about what the new international maple grading system means for producers and consumers. She also brings us into Ginger Isham's kitchen in Williston where maple is king.
What To Do With Number Two
By Jane Lindholm
Like the popular children's book said: everyone
poops. But what happens to it all afterwards? We'll learn all about septic systems, wastewater treatment, and
some innovative methods of dealing with that stuff everyone has, and nobody
Full Senate To Take Up End-of-Life Debate
By Kirk Carapezza
The Vermont Senate Tuesday turns to end-of-life
choices. As state senators debate a bill that would give patients with
less than six months to live the choice to end their lives with
doctor-prescribed drugs, Vermont has emerged as a key
battleground in the national debate over the issue.
State Board Sets 4 Percent Inflation Rate For Hospital Budgets
By Hamilton E. Davis
The Green Mountain Care Board has set forth a tentative target inflation
rate of 4 percent for Vermont's
14 hospitals for the coming fiscal year, a target that would add about $85
million to the current statewide spending level of $2.136 billion. The final
system increase will depend on the board's decisions on the individual
The Truth About Fishers
By Jane Lindholm
We set the record straight on the elusive
little predator called the fisher and Karen Tronsgard Scott, executive
director of the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, provides
her perspective on the Violence Against Women Act.
Hearings Begin On Assisted Death Bill
By Bob Kinzel
Vermont Senate Health and Welfare Committee has started its week-long review of
one of the most controversial and emotional issues of the session. A
bill under consideration would allow physicians to prescribe drugs to help
terminally ill people end their lives.
Spencer Rendahl: PTSD And Me
By Suzanne Spencer Rendahl
Forty years ago this weekend, then National
Security Advisor Henry Kissinger and Vietnamese politburo member Le Duc Tho
signed the Paris Peace Accords, ending the Vietnam War. Suzanne Spencer Rendahl, a daughter of that war, reflects on its
legacy in her family's struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Vt. Hospitals Take Big Health Care Overhaul Step
from Burlington's Fletcher Allen Health Care, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical
Center and other hospitals serving Vermont have joined to create the nation's
first statewide accountable care organization. Friday's
announcement means about 42,000 of Vermont's 118,000 Medicare beneficiaries will get
their care from the new entity.