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State News
August 29, 2018

Veteran public official Con Hogan dies at 77

By Mark Johnson/VTDigger

Cornelius “Con” Hogan, a veteran public policy maker who led the Vermont Agency of Human Services, Corrections Department and most recently served on the Green Mountain Care Board, died Sunday at his home in Plainfield of cardiac arrest. He was 77.

Hogan…

State News
February 8, 2016

Lawmakers mixed on Gov. Shumlin’s spending priorities

By Michael Bielawski, Vermont Watchdog

Lawmakers who heard Gov. Peter Shumlin outline his spending priorities in Thursday’s budget address on Jan. 20 had mixed reactions on how money should be spent.

To fix Vermont’s $68 million budget deficit, Gov. Peter Shumlin called for $30 million in…

Local News
February 3, 2016

RRMC to begin $6 million renovation

ED to remain open during the entire project

RUTLAND—The Green Mountain Care Board recently approved an amended Certificate of Need for an expansion and renovation of the Emergency Department (ED) at Rutland Regional Medical Center (RRMC). The project will begin in February and is expected…

Local News
February 3, 2016

Shumlin outlines details of “all payer” model

On Monday, Jan. 25, Gov. Peter Shumlin, his senior health care advisors, and Green Mountain Care Board Chair Al Gobeille released details of how Vermont will seek to transform its health care system under the so-called “all payer model” from one that rewards fee-for-service, quantity-driven…

Letter
July 29, 2015

Proposed rate increases should be rejected

Dear Editor,

The Affordable Care Act, despite its name, is not making health care affordable. One in five people in Vermont are struggling with medical bills. Meanwhile, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont, as a “non-profit,” will receive a tax break of over $15 million…