Bill Schubart comments at Press Release for primary care & mental health bill – Jan 26, 2023 – VT Statehouse

In healthcare policy, Vermont must reset its priorities  ̶  either fund hospitals or the healthcare of Vermonters. Yes, they are intertwined but not an either/or  choice as some hospitals would… Read More

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors: Prevent Private Equity from investing in Vermont Nonprofit Healthcare, Journalism, and Corrections

    The incursion of private-equity investors(PE) into nonprofit healthcare, journalism, and corrections is doing untold societal and economic damage in the service of high-speed profiteering. Private equity investors, usually… Read More

A Model for Vermont Healthcare

Health Center, Plainfield, VT The Vermont healthcare system, infrastructure, and vision are broken, and Vermonters of all economic strata are the losers. The soul of the system is fine if… Read More

Comments to Copley Board Strategic Planning Meeting: Trapp Lodge 102822

Background: I grew up 500 feet from the original 1932 Copley Hospital. I had my tonsils and appendix removed there by Doctor Phil Goddard, our family doc, and he set… Read More

Vermont Healthcare: A Ship at Sea

I was asked recently if there was a simple way to keep track of how our healthcare system measures up? My “simple” answer was, “Yes, count the number of people… Read More

A Tsunami of Unwanted Children?

So much has been and is being written about reproductive choice that one is hard-pressed to say more. From the fact that three Trump-backed jurists hand-picked by the conservative Federalist… Read More

Healthcare: a self-driving truck with no GPS

“After major budget shortfall projection, UVM Health Network suspends adolescent mental health unit project” “The ball’s in your court,” Brumsted told regulators on Wednesday. “That (money) either sits there and… Read More

Let’s Start the Dialogue About a Vision for Vermont Healthcare

It will take vision, leadership, and courage to rebuild Vermont’s healthcare system for the next decade. I can offer neither leadership nor courage, but can, with the help of wiser… Read More

Childhood Obesity Is Soaring to New Levels

— Kids’ weight has spiked during the pandemic, but it’s part of a long-term trend by Marisa Censani, MD October 30, 2021 As a pediatric endocrinologist in a busy New York City… Read More

Our Children – Our Future

  This September, Marian Wright Edelman, a lifelong champion of the wellbeing of children and the founder of the Children’s Defense Fund, said, “If we don’t stand up for children,… Read More

“The Moral Determinants of Healthcare”

I recently wrote about my and others’ concerns about the current state and direction of Vermont’s healthcare systems. But we must also ask, what have our political leaders done to… Read More

Vermont’s Healthcare Implosion

The oldest exposed reef fossils in the world lie in Isle LaMotte, Vermont, where they came to rest 480 million years ago after one of the most violent tectonic plate… Read More