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.
Dozens of people
worried about the impact of proposed cuts in the state budget turned out for a
hearing at the Statehouse, telling lawmakers that the cuts would have a
dramatic indirect effect on people and agencies all over the state.
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.