Medicare Advantage plans provide Medicare benefits to retirees through private insurers. These plans often also provide supplemental coverage not offered through traditional Medicare — and at a lower cost — but critics charge that insurers make the numbers work by aggressively denying coverage when seniors file claims.
Mike Doenges, 42, wants to lead in revitalizing the city after decades of population decline. His priorities include creating more housing and attracting new businesses.
Ward 1 resident Jake Shumann announced his intention to run for the East District seat to be decided in a special election on Dec. 6.
According to an analysis conducted by CQ Roll Call, sourced from data compiled by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, Vermont saw the second-highest per-capita earmarked dollars from March’s budget omnibus: $321 per person, totaling $207.2 million for the state.
The state plans to begin engaging with service providers and advocates to figure out how to best target those funds. But Doug Farnham, the deputy secretary of the Agency of Administration, emphasized that the new money still wouldn’t be nearly enough to pay out assistance at prior rates.
“We want to welcome as many people as we can into the state. We think that's part of the answer. But we'd like to have a little bit of lead time in order to accomplish that,” the governor said.
About three-quarters of the units have been used to house people exiting homelessness, according to Josh Hanford, commissioner of the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development.
American democracy may rise or fall on whether or not citizens succeed in preserving the right to vote. The battle to save voting rights has reached a critical phase.
Siegel and Scott will go head-to-head at Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 6 p.m. The debate will also be livestreamed on VTDigger.org.
Six months after municipal leaders said the town could take over emergency medical services and save $200,000, the local selectboard has spent the last of those dollars on unanticipated expenses.