Tag Archives: care

How much will school employees pay in health care premiums?
Local News
June 28, 2017

How much will school employees pay in health care premiums?

By Erin Mansfield, VTDigger

The new teacher health insurance deal passed by the Legislature last week gives school boards little choice but to require teachers and support staff to pay 20 percent of premiums.

The premiums on these new health insurance plans range from $523…

Survival of the richest, health care part two
Column
March 29, 2017

Survival of the richest, health care part two

By Marguerite Jill Dye

Throughout life, coping with physical, mental, and emotional highs and lows is part of the human condition. Sometimes our challenges do us in; other times we survive and thrive. Now and then we require intervention of professionals in their fields, so…

Letter
March 27, 2017

Affordable Care Act needs expansion, not repeal

Dear Editor, Last week, the Republicans in Washington revealed their plans for replacing the Affordable Care Act. Unsurprisingly, their plan would hurt poor and working-class people and women while creating billions of dollars of new tax giveaways to corporations and the wealthy. Simply defending the…

Column
January 11, 2017

Distant mourning

Celebrity death: Is it stupid to care? The age-old question struck me again at the end of 2016, as George Michael, Carrie Fisher, and Debbie Reynolds all shuffled off this mortal coil in quick succession. All year long, our popular culture had inhabited a heightened…