Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.:
Inspired by a Swanton teenager’s death last
year, the Vermont House has approved a much tougher approach to drunken
driving; The House has approved legislation that supporters
say strengthens Vermont’s mental
health parity law; Douglas plans to pick up trash along Interstate 89 today as
part of State Employee Green-Up Day…
The House has approved legislation that supporters say
strengthens Vermont’s mental
health parity law.
The state’s original parity law passed ten years ago. It requires
health insurance companies to provide comparable coverage for physical and
mental health conditions.
The state Senate gives preliminary approval to a bill that would strengthen the state mental health parity law; This weekend in Barre, the Vermont Frost Heaves are playing host to a couple dozen very tall, very talented men in the ABA All-Star Game.
It’s been 10 years since Vermont’s landmark mental health parity law, and now some advocates are trying to strengthen it. We hear from Ken
Libertoff, the Director of the Vermont Association for Mental Health, and
Paulette Thabault, Commissioner of Vermont’s Banking, Insurance, Securities,
Health Care Administration. Also, a Vermont playwright writes about her mental illness. And an update from bat biologist Scott Darling.