April 8, 2021


American Rescue Plan cuts health insurance costs for thousands of Vermonters

A hospital bill from the University of Vermont Medical Center. Photo by Mike Dougherty/VTDigger

The American Rescue Plan will save millions of dollars for Vermonters who buy health insurance on the state exchange, according to officials. 

The newly enacted federal stimulus package dramatically expands access to tax credits that subsidize health insurance, effectively cutting the cost of health care for thousands of Vermont residents across nearly every income level.

“The big message I think for Vermonters is that this is a really good thing,” said Addie Strumolo, deputy commissioner for the Department of Vermont Health Access.

The law caps the

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Why Finance Gurus Switched Their Bait From Millions to Thousands of Dollars

“Mark your calendar, there’s a big day coming!” On Jan. 9, with the dream of $2,000 stimulus checks not yet deflated, the Southern California real estate broker Kevin Paffrath uploaded a video to his “Meet Kevin” YouTube channel, updating viewers on the status of the stimulus. Sitting before an array of glowing LED screens and pop-culture paraphernalia (a star from the Super Mario games, Thor’s hammer from the Marvel movies), Paffrath, a wiry white man in his late 20s with a close-cropped beard, leaned into the lights and greeted his viewers. Using the earnest eye contact of a veteran YouTuber,

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Personal information of thousands of KY members may have been inappropriately shared

Humana is notifying approximately 65,000 health plan members, including approximately 3,000 in Kentucky, that some of their personal information may have been inappropriately shared after an incident involving the employee of a subcontractor.According to a statement from the company Friday, one of the separate companies Humana uses to request medical records to verify data — Cotiviti — used a subcontractor to review those collected medical records.One of the employees of the subcontractors, who was authorized to access and use the data for Humana purposes, then inappropriately disclosed the information to unapproved individuals for unauthorized training purposes that took place between … Read More

Neighbors pay business thousands for dock repairs, can’t reach owner

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Imagine you paid thousands of dollars for a project months ago and it still hasn’t started. Now, you can’t even reach the person who took your money. That’s what happened to a group of neighbors.

They call themselves the Cedar Landing Slip Owners Association. They pay dues to keep their boats there. That money goes to dock maintenance too.

Rusty eight-year-old anchors, they say, need to be replaced.

Back in August, they hired Danny Brown with MADCO Docks. They paid $4,000 in full.

“He was going to do the job within a week or two

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