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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    Hospitals ordered to lower future growth in prices by $15 million

    The Green Mountain Care Board voted to have hospitals use half of any unexpected profits they made in fiscal year 2016 to offset price increases.

    House panel passes scaled-back version of paid family leave

    The new bill would provide six weeks of parental or family leave — not disability leave — and be funded through a 0.141 percent payroll tax on workers’ first $150,000 of wages.

    Surgical center investor contests ‘misleading’ testimony

    Amy Cooper took aim at the UVM Medical Center’s statement that the independent center isn’t needed because the hospital has plenty of capacity in its surgery rooms.

    Hospitals ask lawmakers to judge profits, not revenue

    The hospital association said members actually went over budget by $28 million — less than half of what regulators had said. State budget writers are eyeing the money hospitals get for charity care.

    Streamlined bill on pregnancy accommodation clears Senate

    The Vermont Senate has passed a revised version of a bill requiring employers to accommodate pregnant women in the workplace. The Senate passed H.136 in a voice vote Wednesday. The bill now moves back to the House, which can accept the changes or ask for a committee of conference to negotiate a consensus. The new […]

    Senate panel aims to give kids broad right to seek counseling

    The Health and Welfare Committee is pushing to expand the scope of a bill making parental permission unnecessary for treatment related to sexual orientation or gender identity.

    Hogan walks back comments on UVM Health Network

    A member of the Green Mountain Care Board has walked back comments he made during an April 13 meeting, when he said the board would open a “special” review of growth at Central Vermont Medical Center’s facility on the Barre-Montpelier Road. Con Hogan issued a statement Tuesday afternoon saying he had gotten ahead of himself […]

    UPDATED: Paperwork issue casts doubt on Lunge’s board seat, says administration

    The governor said documentation of her appointment last year is missing. His lawyer called it “a question that … does jeopardize the proceedings of the Green Mountain Care Board.”

    Legislature allows Agency of Digital Services to be created

    legislative panel has approved Gov. Phil Scott’s proposal for a new Agency of Digital Services that will handle the state’s information technology needs. The House Energy and Technology Committee voted unanimously Friday to allow Scott’s executive order creating the agency to go into law. Scott’s administration has told the Legislature the proposal is “budget-neutral.” In […]

    Governor’s summit looks at training for addiction counselors

    “We lack the number of qualified professionals we need today to treat Vermonters with substance use disorder,” said Gov. Phil Scott.

    Regulator suggests fining UVM Health Network for growth

    Green Mountain Care Board member Con Hogan said the board will open up a special review of the expansion of a clinic on the Barre-Montpelier Road in Berlin.

    House passes first responders workers comp bill

    The final vote to pass the bill on Friday came after five separate floor amendments, multiple complaints of representatives being out of order, and a threat from Republicans to walk off the floor.

    Hospitals, regulators lean hard on surgical center investors

    Allowing the Green Mountain Surgical Center to open would let independent doctors penetrate a market that has been exclusively controlled by hospitals.

    VSECU partners with $50 million venture capital fund

    Vermont Works focuses on companies that are already established and need to grow to take the business to the next level.