Erin Mansfield

Erin Mansfield

Erin Mansfield covers health care and business for VTDigger. From 2013 to 2015, she wrote for the Rutland Herald and Times Argus. Erin holds a B.A. in Economics and Spanish from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she also attended journalism school. Erin has worked in public and private schools across Vermont and interned in the U.S. Senate. She has been published by the Columbia Journalism Review and the Society of Professional Journalists. She grew up in Killington.

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    Leaders call latest Obamacare repeal bill ‘tax cuts that would help the rich’

    It would cut taxes on health insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, tanning salons, and families earning more than $250,000.

    Regulators see good news in health care reform survey

    The Green Mountain Care Board had asked providers about the move toward accountable care organizations.

    Inspectors find 24 violations at veterans hospital

    They include five cases in which providers at the facility in White River Junction gave patients blood clot medications without performing necessary tests first.

    Copley cuts ribbon on new surgical center

    Copley Hospital in Morrisville celebrated the opening of its new $12.5 million surgical facility this week. It had been in the permit and construction process since 2014. The hospital received a permit, called a certificate of need, from the Green Mountain Care Board in February 2016. Construction started on the 19,560-square-foot surgical center in the […]

    UPDATED: Compromise boxes in teacher health care negotiations

    The deal between Gov. Phil Scott and lawmakers requires school boards to either negotiate Scott’s preferred health care plans or dig into their budgets to save money for taxpayers.

    Survey: Health care reform efforts are not improving care

    Nine out of 10 primary care providers who responded to a survey did not think health care reform efforts were bringing about better care or lowering costs.

    Vermont leaders warn about Obamacare repeal bill

    The latest attempt in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act is moving through the U.S. Senate without any public process.

    UVM Health Network recruiting, training more psychiatrists

    Vermont’s largest hospital system is expanding the number of psychiatrists on staff and doubling the number of child psychiatrists its academic medical center trains in a given year. The University of Vermont Health Network, which controls three hospitals in Vermont and three in upstate New York, is actively recruiting until it has eight psychiatrists at […]

    Doctor: Hospital using federal program to undercut our price

    In 2016, the University of Vermont Medical Center dropped its price for in-vitro fertilization well below what a nearby independent practice charges.

    Unemployment rate stays at 3.1 percent

    Vermont’s unemployment rate stayed flat in May, after preliminary data in April showed the rate’s first uptick since 2009. The unemployment rate remains at 3.1 percent in May, compared to a nationwide unemployment rate of 4.3 percent. Vermont is tied with Wisconsin and Iowa for the eighth-lowest unemployment rate in the country, behind Colorado (2.3 […]

    Vermont homeless count up by 11 percent

    More than 1,200 Vermonters including more than 300 children were homeless on January 24, according to the latest annual report designed to measure homelessness. The annual Point-In-Time Count Report, released Tuesday, showed 1,225 homeless Vermonters, an increase of 11 percent over 2016. There were 306 homeless children, representing 25 percent of the total. More than […]

    Dartmouth-Hitchcock appoints new president and CEO

    Dr. Joanne Conroy currently runs an academic medical center in Massachusetts. She will be the first woman to run the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health system.

    Keurig to lay off 40 employees, says Labor Department

    Coffee roaster Keurig Green Mountain will lay off 40 workers, state Labor Department officials say. Layoffs will affect administrative employees in Essex Junction, Waterbury and South Burlington.

    Senate staffer disputes facts of governor’s health care plan

    Peter Sterling, aide to the Senate president, says Gov. Phil Scott’s proposal for statewide negotiations could cost teachers more. The Vermont School Boards Association says that’s not necessarily the case.