The new finalized rule requires hospitals to post rates they have negotiated with insurers as well as the discounted cash prices for patients who choose to pay directly. The rule also requires this pricing information to be presented in an easy-to-read, consumer-friendly list of standard charges.
The rationale employed by Mr. Donovan for charging fees for record requests is that “[m]ost of the requests for records possessed by the Attorney General’s Office are from private law firms and companies.”
Markets, including health care markets, cannot work unless consumers have reliable information on the price and quality of the services they are buying. Yet most of us are largely in the dark about the cost of common medical procedures.
Supporters of a new boycott against Vermont companies that support a carbon tax say three state legislators have conflicts of interest on energy policy because of their ties to SunCommon.
The recently disclosed college admissions scandal underscores the notion that the rich play by a different set of rules, and that the college admissions process is not based on merit.
FBI agents raided the home of a recognized Department of Justice whistleblower who privately delivered documents pertaining to the Clinton Foundation and Uranium One to a government watchdog, according to the whistleblower’s attorney.
The 10 states with the least fiscal transparency are Missouri, Louisiana, Nebraska, Rhode Island, Vermont, Massachusetts, Montana, Arkansas, New Mexico and Connecticut.
I promise that if elected to be your next attorney general, I will shed the public light on this case that it deserves, get to the bottom of what, if any, corruption has taken place by members of our government, and allow justice to take place for the victims of these crimes.
A powerful myth exists among the citizenry of Vermont. The myth is that the Republican party is the party of the rich and powerful and the Democrat Party is the party of the poor and downtrodden.
While it is unlikely that any single contribution will influence how a candidate will vote, knowing candidates’ financial supporters can provide insight into their positions on issues.
The rule, called “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science,” would require the EPA to publish the scientific data behind regulations so that the information would be available for public scrutiny.