Vermont has the most heavily regulated health care system in the country. Meanwhile, health care costs are high, the all-payer model has shown mixed results and rural hospitals are struggling financially.
Gov. Phil Scott announced Monday that the state has cleared the threshold for loosening Covid-19 guidelines, effectively ending pandemic-related restrictions.It’s over! State vax rate tops 80%; Covid restrictions lifted
The organization responsible for implementing the all-payer model is planning for a long-term future in Vermont. Experts disagree on what role exactly it should play.
The variant, first identified in India, is 40% more transmissible than the original Covid-19 strain and has spread rapidly in the United Kingdom.
The Vermont Housing Finance Agency has approved about $26 million in tax credits for new construction, which will help fund new homes for low-income families.
“It moves me to tears sometimes,” a housing case manager said. “Where do we put them?”
Cory Gustafson until last week served as commissioner of the Department of Vermont Health Access. He said his new job will be internally facing, and he will adhere to ethics rules that bar former state employees from lobbying.
‘We don’t want to get sick. It can make us feel nervous, even if there isn’t the same degree of risk as was there when we started,’ said Tim Lahey, an infectious disease doctor at the University of Vermont Medical Center.
Over the course of his decade-long tenure at Randolph Union Middle/High School, David Barnett’s alleged abuse became a crime hidden in plain sight, obscured by a culture of trust and a common faith in the community.
“My heart was in it,” Gram said in an interview. “My mind was still in it, but my body was saying ‘no mas.’”
The legislature approved $630,000 in funding to pay for moving expenses for those who move to the state for a job.
Now that residents who are most eager and best able to get the vaccine have received a dose, the state is shifting its strategy to attract those who are hesitant or harder to reach. “We want to make it as easy as possible,” one official said.
‘It was exhausting,’ one mother said. ‘It felt like we were just holding on.’
The new facility will have four surgical suites and is meant to increase availability of outpatient surgery in Chittenden County and help lower health care costs, said Amy Cooper, who filed the proposal.