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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    House passes bill to let LGBTQ minors consent to counseling

    The House passed the bill Thursday 125-12. Supporters said it could prevent suicide, while opponents said the bill infringes on parental rights.

    Pregnancy accommodations bill survives challenge

    The House voted 97 to 44 in favor after defeating a procedural move by Republicans that would have stalled the bill’s progress.

    House Commerce starts writing new independent contractor bill

    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.

    Paid family leave bill not on track to pass this year

    House Speaker Mitzi Johnson said Tuesday the legislation is on a two-year trajectory.

    House backs bill for pregnancy accommodations in workplace

    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.

    Senators seek $30.2 million to increase pay for mental health workers

    The bill passed the Senate Health and Welfare Committee unanimously Friday and now heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

    Blue Cross backs independent surgical center

    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.

    Senate endorses open meetings for OneCare

    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, […]

    House endorses bill to find causes of suicide

    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 […]

    Porter Medical Center to join UVM Health Network in April

    The Middlebury hospital will become part of the state’s largest health care system next month and hold a community launch May 11.

    UVM Medical Center being investigated over staffing reports

    The nurses union was involved in the complaint regarding staffing to the state, leading to an investigation. The hospital stands behind its staffing reports.

    Unemployment 3.1 percent in January

    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 […]

    OneCare drops opposition to open meetings bill

    The Senate Health and Welfare Committee passed S.4 after stakeholders, including the largest health care organization in the state, came to an agreement.

    Regulators set hearing on for-profit surgical center proposal

    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.