The House passed the bill Thursday 125-12. Supporters said it could prevent suicide, while opponents said the bill infringes on parental rights.
The House voted 97 to 44 in favor after defeating a procedural move by Republicans that would have stalled the bill’s progress.
Rep. Bill Botzow, D-Pownal, the chair of the committee, said he will not put a deadline on when the bill needs to be finished.
House Speaker Mitzi Johnson said Tuesday the legislation is on a two-year trajectory.
Rep. Helen Head, chair of the committee that passed the bill, said it is designed to require employers to take minor actions to make pregnant women more comfortable.
The bill passed the Senate Health and Welfare Committee unanimously Friday and now heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont insures about 90 percent of people who use Vermont Health Connect and more than 80 percent of Vermonters who get insurance through employers.
he Vermont Senate has endorsed S.4, the bill that would require the board of directors for the state’s largest health care organization to hold open meetings. Senators gave preliminary approval to the bill unanimously on Thursday in a voice vote. The Senate is on track to pass the bill Friday. S.4 affects accountable care organizations, […]
The Vermont House gave preliminary approval Thursday to a bill that seeks to find out more about why people take their own lives. The bill, H.184, requires the Agency of Human Services to collect information on suicides and submit a report to the Legislature each year analyzing why people took their lives. The bill seeks […]
The Middlebury hospital will become part of the state’s largest health care system next month and hold a community launch May 11.
The nurses union was involved in the complaint regarding staffing to the state, leading to an investigation. The hospital stands behind its staffing reports.
Vermont’s unemployment rate fell to 3.1 percent in January, a slight decrease from the rate of 3.2 percent in December. The unemployment rate continues to be lower than the national unemployment rate, which was 4.8 percent in January. Local unemployment rates were lowest in White River Junction (3 percent), Woodstock (3.1 percent) and Burlington-South Burlington […]
The Senate Health and Welfare Committee passed S.4 after stakeholders, including the largest health care organization in the state, came to an agreement.
The Green Mountain Care Board on April 13 will hear from investors seeking to build the center in Colchester. Vermont hospitals have opposed the project for nearly two years.