State Goes On Record (Vociferously In Fact) Opposing Blanket Privatization Of VT’s Mental Health System

[Sec’y of the Admin] Spaulding said not having at least one state-run acute care hospital to replace the flooded-out 54-bed Vermont State Hospital was a very bad idea, declaring that ‘to completely outsource to third-party vendors is very risky.’"

Scary Reality: At same time House committees are hearing from private hospital representatives that 16 beds in northern VT is not enough, Senate is considering rolling back the House’s 25-bed language to just 16.