Charges that patients see bear very little resemblance to the actual cost of delivering a specific service. For too long, we have allowed health care institutions to conflate charges with costs. This has resulted in the current health care financial environment.
If somebody pays $348,000 for a property listed at $250,000, along with other similar sales over time, everybody living around them will see their property values go up.
Instead of dealing with the problem head-on, the state plans to pay millions to a private company to retrofit a B&B on a remote dirt road to serve six 12- to 17-year-old males, and then spend millions more each year to have that private company run the facility.
Soviet leaders tried to use starvation to suppress Ukrainian independence and prevent rebellions by farmers who resisted takeover of their farms and livestock by the Soviet government. Between 3.5 million and 7 million people died.
Unless we as a society are willing to force change on all of the “players” and redirect resources, then primary care will become a thing of the past.
Among other steps, we call on Vermont lawmakers to legalize public cannabis consumption anywhere tobacco is allowed, like New York state, and to allow non-homeowners, such as renters, to consume, possess and grow cannabis unless their landlord or property owner specifically prohibits it.
Land value taxation could make both buildings and land less expensive, thereby making housing more affordable while fostering business growth and employment.
What doesn’t make sense is the assumption that your land is, by default, hunters’ land, with a hunter’s right to access. That shouldn’t be the default.
Billionaires understand the system and know how to rig it in their favor. And as long as our politicians are doing the bidding of those billionaires, nothing will change.
Voters do consider "candidate quality." If Republicans want to win, I’d suggest more Phil Scotts and fewer Tudor Dixons.