The Vermont State Hospital

For the second time in a year, the Vermont State Hospital was denied federal certification.  We talk about what’s next for the facility with the state’s Mental Health Commissioner Michael Hartman and Rep. Anne Donahue.  Also, catalytic converters create a rise in a rare element, and we stop by Beansie’s snack bus.

Lawmakers look to strengthen mental health parity law

Vermont lawmakers are considering a bill that would tune up the state’s mental health parity law. That law is a decade-old measure designed to make sure health insurers cover illnesses of the mind to an equal degree as those of the body.