You may think breastfeeding is automatic- not
something mothers and babies have to learn how to do. In fact, a lot of new
mothers struggle with breastfeeding. The Affordable Care Act
requires insurance companies to cover visits with lactation consultants. We’ll learn about
what exactly lactation consultants do.
AARP Vermont is pushing to expand one of the state’s Catamount Health
program to cover small businesses. Opponents say move would compromise
the financial stability of Catamount. We’ll
debate the issue, and we continue our series of interview on how
Vermonters are reducing their environmental impact.
The Legislature’s health care committees are continuing to work on
improvements to state’s health care plans. We examine the goal of insuring 96
percent of Vermonters while working within the constraints of a tight
budget. Also on the program, a second look at a controversy over
an old cemetery in Hartland.
The Legislature is looking at the growing mismatch between how much it costs to
provide health care to Medicaid patients, and what the state actually pays.
practice is known as a cost shift because private insurance picks up the
new study says the cost-shift is growing, and it is driving up premiums for
Senator Leahy works to update the Federal Freedom of Information Act; the intriguingly named Captive Insurance industry convenes in Burlington this week; a new federal grant is going to help preserve some paintings and historic flags in a pair of Vermont collections.