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Vermont Health Department begins releasing stats on refugees with active TB

By   /  July 8, 2016  /  Health Care, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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The Vermont Department of Health has begun releasing statistics on active tuberculosis among refugees following Watchdog’s reporting on the issue.

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Down in the mouth: Michigan’s dentist shortage prompts reform effort

By   /  July 7, 2016  /  Health Care, Michigan, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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Michigan is experiencing a shortage in dentists, so one lawmaker wants to create a new classification of dental professionals.

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New regulations could virtually wipe out Indiana’s e-cigarette industry

By   /  July 1, 2016  /  Accountability, Health Care, Indiana, Issues, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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A new state law taking effect on July 1 requires all e-cigarette businesses to have a state permit to do business. Getting that permit is nearly impossible.

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Refugees undergoing treatment for contagious TB in Vermont

By   /  July 1, 2016  /  Health Care, Immigration, Issues, News, Transparency, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Medical professionals from University of Vermont Medical Center are treating refugees for contagious active TB disease, according to documents Watchdog obtained through a public records request.

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Walker administration fights back against new Obamacare mandates

By   /  June 27, 2016  /  Federal Government, Health Care, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“Now the federal government wants to force consumers to enroll in a health insurance plan they didn’t choose,” Walker said in a statement.

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Vermont Health Department concealing number of refugees with contagious TB

By   /  June 27, 2016  /  Accountability, Health Care, Issues, News, Open Records, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Epidemiologists at the Vermont Department of Health are concealing the number of refugees with contagious active tuberculosis disease nearly a month after Watchdog reported that more than one-third of Vermont’s resettled refugees test positive for TB.

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