Bill Schubart: Heart surgery has given me insight into our healthcare system – VTDigger

Bill Schubart: Heart surgery has given me insight into our healthcare system - VTDigger

Bill Schubart underwent heart surgery at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington. Photo by Glenn Russell/VTDigger I have written extensively on the state of health care in the nation and here in Vermont. As the former president of then Fletcher Allen Health Care about 20 years ago, a Vermont resident and part of … Read more

House just passed a controversial defense policy bill that limits access to abortion and transgender health care for military personnel. Here’s how the Colorado delegates voted.

House just passed a controversial defense policy bill that limits access to abortion and transgender health care for military personnel.  Here's how the Colorado delegates voted.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the annual defense policy bill on Friday, 219 to 210. The Colorado delegation like the House as a whole split largely, but not quite, along the lines of the party after Republicans added several controversial amendments to the culture war. The bill would authorize an $866 billion defense bill … Read more

Legislature reissues stalled NC Parental Bill of Rights that targets trans children

It shows a man and woman holding placards.  His sign reads Trust the Teachers!  and its sign reads Trans Youth Belong

By Rose Hoban Throughout their careers in theater and teaching the theater arts, Paulette and John Marty have met, worked with, and mentored many people who identify as LGBTQ. We have always expressed support for queer and transgender students, and have worked with many students, and have been for years, Paulette said. As educators, the … Read more

Wisconsin Democrats introduce bill expanding private insurance coverage for postpartum mothers and newborns

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Legislation introduced by Wisconsin Democrats would expand private health care benefits for new mothers and babies. But its future is uncertain before the Republican-controlled state legislature. The bill was introduced a week after Republican lawmakers on the Joint Finance Committee voted against a $34.5 million provision in Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ proposed budget that would … Read more