Jeremy King, from Vermont Gas and Logan
Brown of Efficiency Vermont, speak with VPR’s Jane Lindholm about the
effective, low-cost steps that do-it-yourselfers can try to make a big
difference in their heating bills.
VPR continues the My Vermont series with a special week devoted to
challenges and concerns of listeners. Today we ask the question: Why does health care cost so much and what can be done to controll it?
When Vermont Yankee’s license expires, the company won’t have
enough money in a special fund to dismantle the plant. But the state has required wind energy companies to pay up front the full cost
of decommissioning their projects. Wind advocates are saying there’s a double standard here.
heating season may be winding down, but consumers are still reeling from the
high costs of staying warm this winter. The
price of a gallon of home heating oil averaged $3.46 in
March, almost a dollar more than the year before.
VPR’s Ross Sneyd reports, experts say prices could remain high next winter and
this is a good time to plan.
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