The state’s monthly Covid death toll has smoothed out over the past year, but the virus is still on pace to be one of the leading causes of death in 2022.
Providers say the private insurer’s decision not to participate in OneCare for 2023 is “destabilizing” to payment programs they have come to rely on.
Pipes burst over the weekend as temperatures dropped below zero.
Dillon and Burke said the federal funds come at a critical time for their project. When design and planning for the new station began several years ago, cost estimates were $2.5 to $3 million.
A new bill would remove the requirement that only state residents can receive medical assistance here to hasten an imminent death.
Interstate licensure agreements make it easier for providers to move among states. Vermont is currently part of an interstate nursing compact, and state officials are working on similar agreements for occupational therapy, social work and other fields.
The tweak in Vermont’s criminal code would not significantly change the law, but should help with enforcement, proponents say.
A one-week spike in Burlington’s wastewater test results has returned to “baseline,” the city reported, but several counties reported rising Covid levels.
President Joe Biden announced plans to end the emergency order on May 11. The order set requirements for insurance coverage of Covid-19 vaccinations, testing and treatment.
Support staff at UVM Medical Center voted overwhelmingly to unionize this week. The new bargaining unit will bring 2,200 more employees under representation by the Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals.