House leadership is struggling to garner support for new a new “attempt” statute, so they are adding it onto a more popular domestic terrorism bill.
Some members were worried that the new threshold for what constituted an attempted crime was too low and that the potential penalties were too high.
The House Health Care Committee on Wednesday narrowly approved a bill that says the state should move — slowly — toward a taxpayer-funded system of universal primary care.
House leaders are considering other mental health treatment proposals that they say could have a more immediate impact.
The House Health Care Committee’s bill requiring Vermonters to buy health insurance would enact a mandate in 2019 but allow more time to discuss enforcement.
Legislators are debating whether to increase oversight of construction and expansion projects at independent walk-in clinics
Some lawmakers say they will work to restore funding cuts in Gov. Phil Scott’s 2019 budget proposal that would reduce spending for the Health Care Advocate’s office and the Green Mountain Care Board.
Lawmakers are pursuing a package of changes designed to circumvent a federal health care subsidy cut ordered last fall by the president.
President Trump left insurers on the hook for costs. Now lawmakers see a way to pull down federal dollars through a tax credit for which many customers qualify.
Leaders on the health care committees expect to consider how to bolster the psychiatric care system and whether to require individuals to have health coverage.
Vermont was the first state in the nation to recognize civil unions for gays and lesbians in 2000. Nine years later, the state Legislature was the first to enact gay marriage.
The Senate passed H.29 on May 5, the day the Legislature had planned to adjourn. The chair of the House Health Care Committee said there was not enough time to consider the bill.
A joint committee agreed to a version of S.216 that would require prescription drug manufacturers to justify substantial increases in the “wholesale acquisition cost” of their drugs.
Under the legislation, the attorney general’s office would require drug manufacturers “to provide justification for the increase in the price of the drug.”