The bill contains more than a dozen measures to combat the state’s record opioid-related deaths and to support addiction treatment and recovery.
VTDigger publishes regular stories on health care. We cover the state’s hospitals, accountable care organization OneCare, the state’s psychiatric care system, the Green Mountain Care Board, insurers, health care policy, and statewide debates on healthcare reform. Katie Jickling is VTDigger's healthcare reporter. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vermont Conversation: The radical act of hanging out
The surgeon general warned that loneliness can increase your risk of premature death to levels comparable to smoking 15 cigarettes a day. It increases your risk of dementia by 50%.
Vermont Medicaid expected to start paying dentists more
A 50% increase in dental provider rates is likely this summer. Will it help more Vermonters get access to dental care?
Mental health disparities among Vermont children are clear in youth survey
Results from the survey conducted in high schools and middle schools in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic show again that girls, students of color and LGBTQ+ students suffer from depression, anxiety and self-harm at much higher rates than their peers.
New OneCare leader appointed amid budget scrutiny
A University of Vermont Health Network executive will serve as interim CEO, while the accountable care organization faces its state regulator over an upended 2023 budget.
Vermont begins process to find and remove lead lines from public drinking water
Officials with the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation have asked people who use community water sources to keep an eye out for messages about scheduling a water line check.
Vermont Conversation: In war on doctors, Vermont OB-GYNs strive to be 'a beacon of light and hope'
Thirteen states have criminalized all abortion care. Over 500 bills have been proposed targeting LGBTQ+ care, including many that criminalize gender-affirming care.
New mental health treatment facility opens, and others are in early stages
Legislation in process lays the groundwork for other projects to supplement the inpatient beds that came online last week at a new secure residential location in Essex.
3 years into the pandemic, Vermonters are still getting — and struggling with — long Covid
For Vermonters who live with chronic illness following a case of Covid-19, and the doctors who treat them, the public health crisis continues.
UVM Health Network and Vermont State University partner to support respiratory care in Vermont
In the wake of the pandemic, which left many Vermonters needing specialized respiratory care, the partnership’s goal is “to preserve and expand Vermont’s only pipeline for these crucial health care team members,” according to a press release.